‘We will hold the University of Michigan accountable,’ says lawyer of Dr. Anderson victims
Lawyer Parker Stinar opened the press conference saying that his law firm represents more than a dozen athletes and non-athletes who suffered abuse from Anderson over several decades. "It was really difficult.”Stinar read excerpts from Deluca’s letter to Manuel, which detailed unnecessary exams by Dr. Anderson when he was a 19-year-old wrestler in the 1970s. “Something is wrong with Dr. Anderson," he wrote. It is time for the University of Michigan to accept responsibility for decades of sexual abuse and ignoring victims’ cries. It is time for the University of Michigan to be held accountable.”Stinar said that a meeting is scheduled with the University of Michigan’s general council.
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Stinar said a former Wolverine wrestler from the 1970s will be among the speakers at the news conference. The man, who Stinar didnt identify, will read parts of a letter he has kept that detail his previous complaints about Anderson and correspondence he received from the university, Stinar said. We know that he was also involved with football, track and field and hockey in addition to wrestling, Stinar said. The school says it has started an investigation into Andersons behavior following abuse allegations from five former patients. We have engaged an external firm to investigate a number of questions related to Dr. Anderson, school spokesman Rick Fitzgerald said.detroit.cbslocal.com
Former Michigan wrestlers urge more victims to 'speak up'
"I'm here today to speak up again, to let the University of Michigan know that I will not be ignored." DeLuca's 2018 letter of complaint about Anderson, now deceased, led to a university police investigation that became public last week. Evashevski was in school with DeLuca at Michigan in the mid-1970s. "But they were all victims of sexual abuse and victims of an institution that ignored warning after warning after warning about a predator preying on young individuals." "I ask the University of Michigan this: Why didn't you act in 1975 or earlier to prevent the sexual abuse of possibly hundreds of other victims?"monroenews.com