Former College of Southern California gynecologist George Tyndall, who was accused of sexually abusing his sufferers, was discovered lifeless Wednesday in his dwelling, in keeping with his lawyer.
A good friend of Tyndall’s went to examine on him after he wasn’t selecting up his telephone, Tyndall’s lawyer, Leonard Levine, advised CNN on Thursday. Levine mentioned the good friend discovered Tyndall “unresponsive” and “chilly to the contact.”
CNN has reached out to the Los Angeles Police Division and the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Workplace for extra data.
Tyndall was accused of inappropriately touching 16 ladies throughout his time as a gynecologist and was criminally charged with 29 counts of intercourse crimes in 2019, to which he pleaded not responsible.
Tyndall was a gynecologist on the college for nearly 30 years and was fired in 2017, CNN beforehand reported.
Levine calls Tyndall’s dying an “unlucky” loss for not solely his household but in addition for all concerned within the impending trial. Levine mentioned Tyndall “was very a lot trying ahead” to having his day in court docket.
In 2021, USC paid a record-setting $1.1 billion to settle scores of lawsuits over the sexual abuse allegations in opposition to Tyndall.
The settlement concerned civil claims from 710 former sufferers of Tyndall. The victims’ attorneys mentioned it was “the biggest sexual abuse settlement in opposition to any college and the biggest private damage settlement in opposition to any college in historical past.”
The big sum got here from an $852 million settlement introduced by the college in March 2021, a earlier federal class-action settlement totaling $215 million in addition to “different settlements,” in keeping with USC.