The University of Southern California, is pictured in Los Angeles, California, USA, may 22, 2018.
The U.S. Education Department on Monday launched a probe into the University of Southern California over the handling of a complaint for sexual harassment against a student health center doctor.
The University was shaken by the claim that their now former doctor, George Tyndall, miss the students since the 1990s, the basin due to improper implementation-were in need of examinations and sexually inappropriate comments to the patient during the tests, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The scandal forced the rector of the University of C. L. Max Nikias to resign in the last month. Just a few days before the announcement of the resignation, hundreds of USC professors, signed a letter his position have been forced to leave Nikias,.
The University reports that more than 400 lawsuits against the doctor, and at least a dozen women received filed lawsuits against him and the school. It prompted the Los Angeles police Department to launch a criminal investigation against Tyndall, but he has never indicted of a crime.
USC also has an internal investigation was launched in the reporting errors that happens at the student health center.
The Department of education decided to pursue their own investigations, as well as that do not demand to reveal to the University’s complaints against the doctor during a previous Federal probe looked into allegations against employees and faculty members between 2010 and 2013.
“Attempts to disguise or hide that title IX violations will not be tolerated by the Department,” education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a press release. “I am calling on the USC is to cooperate fully with this investigation.”
“We welcome the U.S. Department of Education study and the University to cooperate with their request,” USC Board of Trustees Chairman Rick Caruso said.
Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.