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Gynecologist accused of sexual abuse at a California university found dead | California

[ad_1] The former University of Southern California campus gynecologist at the center of more than $1bn worth of university payouts stemming from sexual abuse allegations by hundreds of women was found dead inside his home Wednesday, his lawyer said. George Tyndall, 76, was awaiting trial on more than two dozen criminal counts of sexual misconduct between 2009 and 2016 at the university’s student health center. He pleaded not guilty in 2019 and was free on bond ahead of a trial that had not yet been scheduled. His lawyer, Leonard Levine, confirmed his death Thursday. A close friend went to Tyndall’s home in Los Angeles on Wednesday after he had not answered her phone calls, Levine said. She found him dead in his bed. Levine said there is “no evidence of foul play or suicide”. Levine said Tyndall was due back in court later this month to set a date for his trial. His client had denied any wrongdoing and wanted to present his case before a jury. “He’s always maintained his innocence,” Levine said. Tyndall …

US gynecologist Robert Hadden sentenced to 20 years in prison for abusing patients | New York

[ad_1] A Manhattan gynecologist convicted of sexually assaulting his patients during examinations was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday. Robert A Hadden, 64, was convicted in January of abusing four patients during his tenure at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, two top New York hospitals. Prosecutors have described Hadden as a “predator in a white coat”, saying he lured out-of-state patients to his examination room in New York in order to abuse them. Judge Richard M Berman doled out the maximum possible prison sentence, saying in court earlier this week that Hadden’s case is “like no other in my experience in terms of horrendous, beyond extraordinary, depraved sexual assault”. Judge Berman also sentenced Hadden to a lifetime of supervised release after he serves the 20-year sentence and imposed a $10,000 fine as well as a $400 special assessment fee. Hadden’s conduct was described in court as “exceptional and unprecedented”, “shocking in the extreme”, “horrific” and “depraved”. Additionally, the court lambasted his “skillfulness at deception” and how he preyed on …