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USC will pay $1.1 billion to settle scores of sexual abuse cases involving former campus gynecologist

March 26, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The University of Southern California agrees to record-setting $1.1 billion to settle scores of lawsuits over the sexual assault misconduct allegations against former campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall.

(CNN)The University of Southern California will pay a record-setting $1. 1 billion to settle scores of lawsuits over the sexual abuse allegations against former campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall.

The staggering sum comes from multiple settlements: An $852 million settlement announced by the university Thursday, a previous federal class-action settlement totaling $215 million, as well as "other settlements," USC said.

USC described the settlement, which involved civil claims from 710 women, as "fair and reasonable. " It's been ratified by the university's Board of Trustees.

Attorneys for the victims said it's "the largest sexual abuse settlement against any university and the largest personal injury settlement against any university in history. "

We appreciate the courage of all who came forward and hope this much needed resolution provides some relief to the women abused by George Tyndall. "

CNN has reached out to representatives of George Tyndall for comment.

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