Dr. Anderson survivors to continue protest after settlement with University of Michigan
The sports saying, “next man up,” feels appropriate as Tad Deluca, a former University of Michigan wrestler, and Bill Evashevski hold down the fort for Jon Vaughn for a couple of days while he’s out sick. They say being here is no longer just their protest.
$490M settlement reached between Dr. Anderson survivors, University of Michigan
ANN ARBOR, MI - The University of Michigan has reached a $490-million settlement with more than 1,000 survivors of sexual abuse by the late UM athletics doctor Robert Anderson. “I am proud to announce that a settlement was reached with the 1,050 survivors of Robert Anderson and the University of Michigan,” Stinar said in a statement. The Anderson settlement is comparable to the $500-million settlement for Michigan State University gymnasts received for their abuse by Larry Nassar. Multiple attorneys representing Anderson survivors have previously said a major development was needed to break open the legal stalemate in the mediation process on the Anderson case. Read more from MLive:Mark Schlissel’s firing reveals hypocrisy at University of Michigan, sexual abuse survivors say‘You can give me a private briefing.’ Emails detail ousted University of Michigan president’s inappropriate relationshipLegal stalemate: Late University of Michigan doctor sex abuse scandal approaches 3rd yearmlive.com
Legal stalemate: Late University of Michigan doctor sex abuse scandal approaches 3rd year
ANN ARBOR, MI - The name Robert Anderson meant little two years ago outside of Ann Arbor and inner circles of the University of Michigan athletic department. But Anderson’s name gained infamy in February 2020 when former UM wrestler Tad DeLuca went public in a letter to UM Athletic Director Warde Manuel about how Anderson sexually abused him in 1975. That first accusation grew from dozens to hundreds to more than a thousand former students and athletes over the next 22 months who claim Anderson digitally penetrated them in unnecessary rectal exams during physicals.mlive.com
‘Say our names’: Survivors of late University of Michigan doctor’s abuse protest before regents meeting
ANN ARBOR, MI - Jon Vaughn, one of the survivors of late University of Michigan football team doctor Robert Anderson, has heard his university give a lot of apologies. He wants UM to apologize to him and the hundreds of Anderson survivors individually and personally. “There needs to be accountability.”Vaughn and more than 30 survivors protested UM President Mark Schlissel and the board’s handling of sexual misconduct on campus. Read more: Survivors of late University of Michigan doctor’s abuse plan protest at in-person regents meetingOne of the themes of the protest: humanizing the victims for the first in-person regents meeting since February 2020. A deeper look into report on University of Michigan doctor’s sexual abuseUniversity of Michigan official mishandled Title IX case at another Big 10 university, lawsuit allegesmlive.com
Sexual abuse survivors call for UM transparency, man killed in shooting: Ann Arbor headlines June 12-17
ANN ARBOR, MI – Survivors of sexual abuse by late University of Michigan athletic doctor Robert Anderson gathered this week in Ann Arbor to call for full transparency from the university. Man shot multiple times outside restaurant dies after driving himself to hospitalA Romulus man shot outside a Pittsfield Township restaurant Wednesday afternoon drove himself to the hospital where he later died, police say. Here’s what’s different about Ann Arbor’s Art Fair this yearThe Ann Arbor Art Fair is going to look a little different this year. Ypsilanti Township mulling ‘public nuisance’ lawsuit against man accused of shooting 6-year-oldRyan Le-Nguyen is already facing four criminal charges, including assault with intent to murder, for the June 6 shooting of a 6-year-old in Ypsilanti Township. Man killed by Amtrak train in Ypsilanti TownshipAn Amtrak train struck and killed a 36-year-old Ypsilanti man Tuesday evening, police confirmed.mlive.com
Transparency, AG investigation sought by survivors of sexual abuse by late University of Michigan athletic doctor
ANN ARBOR, MI – Survivors of sexual abuse by late University of Michigan athletic doctor Robert Anderson stood together near the Big House Wednesday, calling for transparency and full cooperation that would allow Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to conduct an investigation into Anderson’s conduct. In March 2020, attorneys representing survivors called on Nessel to open an investigation into UM and Anderson. Nessel declined, saying she wouldn’t open an investigation unless the university fully cooperates, which includes committing to complete transparency and waiving all privileges to ensure a thorough investigation. In a June 15 statement, Michigan Attorney General Press Secretary Lynsey Mukomel said the Board of Regents has not requested such an investigation. WilmerHale’s report, though, failed to provide the full truth of Anderson’s abuse and UM’s failures, according to attorney Parker Stinar, who is representing 175 Anderson survivors.mlive.com
Mediation set to begin in late University of Michigan athletic doctor sexual abuse case
ANN ARBOR, MI — Mediation is set to begin Friday, Oct. 23, between lawyers representing the University of Michigan and victims of alleged sexual abuse by late athletic doctor Robert Anderson. An investigation into Anderson began in 2018 when former UM wrestler Tad Deluca sent a letter to UM Athletic Director Warde Manuel detailing instances of sexual assault. Through mediation, Martin said she and her firm, Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein, LLP, are asking for institutional reform to make sure something like this never happens again. The amount of people involved in the Anderson mediation will make the process much different than past mediation processes Cox has been involved with, he said. READ MORE:Super Bowl champion, former Olympic wrestler say late UM athletic doctor preyed on young Black menLate University of Michigan athletic doctor ‘was coldest, meanest psychopath I’ve ever met,’ female survivor saysLawyers representing sexual abuse victims of late UM athletic doctor ‘not confident’ in future independent reportmlive.com
‘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.