Call for University President to Resign for Keeping Abusive Doctor on Staff

Target: C.L. Max Nikias, President of the University of Southern California (USC)

Goal: Resign from your position in the wake of the university gynecologist abuse.

A campus gynecologist at USC was kept on staff for decades despite the fact that students and patients had been complaining about his alleged molestation and misconduct since the 90s. Reports claim that patients were made to get entirely naked for exams and that the doctor allegedly molested them.

Last year, the school cut ties with the doctor after a nurse reported him to a rape crisis center. However, the doctor received a severance check from the university. In addition, the university did not immediately report him to any medical board. In the wake of the scandal, 200 of the university’s professors are calling for the president, C.L. Max Nikias, to resign, claiming that he has lost the moral authority to lead. Sign the petition to join these professors in their call.


Dear President Nikias,

Doctors take an oath to help their patients and are trusted to follow through on that promise. They are individuals who should be inherently trusted by anyone who enlists their help. For decades, there have been complaints about the university’s gynecologist on staff. Claims say that he allegedly made patients get completely naked for exams and that he reportedly molested them. Despite this, the doctor was kept on staff. When he was finally asked to leave, he received a severance check and was not immediately reported to medical boards.

The action, or lack thereof, taken against this doctor speaks to a moral compass that is too weak to serve a university. Like the professors on campus who call for you to step down from your position as president, I too urge you to relieve yourself of your duties to USC.


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One Comment

  1. gen agustsson says:

    stop abuses. i may have been abused by doctors in hospitals via shackling. shacking is a form of abuse.

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