The university did not act until a chaperone finally stopped contacting administrators and went to USC's rape crisis center in 2016. A search then turned up photos of students' genitals in his office, and the university finally removed him. But if that was what they needed, it seems like they should have moved sooner, considering they first learned of such photos decades earlier. And Tyndall claims an administrator offered to close the investigation against him and pay him severance if he just agreed to resign.
But once news got out, it was (finally) out of USC's hands. A class-action lawsuit sprang up, and the university ended up agreeing to a settlement of $215 million, to be split between maybe 17,000 victims. That's separate from the 700 women pursuing claims against Tyndall individually. The university's president resigned, over both this and a separate scandal involving a dean partying with prostitutes and blow. None of that is the end of the story, because that hasn't come yet. Weeks before publication of this article, Tyndall was finally arrested and charged with 18 counts of sexual assault and 11 counts of sexual battery by fraud, with the possibility of more to come.