U-M Settles With Dr. Anderson’s Accusers
WWJ NewsRadio 950 in Detroit is reporting that the University of Michigan has settled with accusers who allege that former U-M doctor Robert Anderson sexually assaulted them over a 40+ year period.
It is reported that over 1,000 accusers will share in the nearly $500 million settlement.
The school reportedly has been in negotiations with the plaintiffs for quite some time. many of the accusers are former U-M athletes who allege that Dr. Anderson sexually abused them dating back to the 1970's.
Many of the accusers say that former athletic director Dan Canham and former football coach Bo Schembechler knew about the accusations against Anderson, but did nothing about it.
Anderson worked in Ann Arbor from 1966 until he retired in 2003. He passed away in 2008.
One of the attorneys involved in this case, Parker Stinar, had this to say about the Wednesday's settlement:
"I am proud to announce that a settlement was reached with the 1,050 survivors of Robert Anderson and the University of Michigan, It has been a long and challenging journey, and I believe this settlement will provide justice and healing for the many brave men and women who refused to be silenced."
Lansing attorney Jamie White, who represented some of the other plaintiffs said: