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USC Sued for Failing Student Victims of Abuse by Gynecologist

The Engemann Student Health Center on the USC campus in Los Angeles on May 17.

The Engemann Student Health Center on the USC campus in Los Angeles on May 17.

Photographer: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

The University of Southern California was sued for failing to protect female students who were sexually abused by a gynecologist at its student health center.

A former student filed a complaint Monday in federal court in Los Angeles accusing the university of gender violence and gross negligence. The gynecologist was allowed to examine students even though USC had received complaints, including from nurses, about him for years, according to the suit.