Dr. Anderson

Since 2020, more than 1,000 former University of Michigan athletes, 90 percent of them men, including four who went on to become pro sports legends, plus a handful of nonathletes and women, have charged the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson with decades of sexual assault during routine (sometimes mandatory, for athletes) medical exams.

The lawsuit, likely claiming the most assault allegations against a single individual in U.S. history, has grown into one of the largest abuse cases on record. In January 2022, a $490 million settlement was reached with University of Michigan. Of that total, $460 million was allocated to the approximately 1,050 claimants, and $30 million is reserved for future claimants who choose to participate in the settlement before July 31, 2023.

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Dr. Anderson lost his title as the University’s Director of Health Services after three assault allegations between 1975-1980, according to the Associated Press, but he continued working as Michigan’s senior team physician for another 23 more years – 37 years total.

“Anderson abused men and women from different racial backgrounds, undergraduate and graduate students, student athletes – including a two-time Super Bowl champion and former world-class wrestler – and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community,” a CNN report found.

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