Survivors of abusing the late UM doctor to attend a regents meeting to demand answers
ANN ARBOR, me. – More than 800 former University of Michigan athletes have Dr. Robert Anderson accused of sexually abusing her during exams.
Jon Vaughn is a former star who runs back for Michigan football and last played in 1990. He is one of the athletes who said Anderson sexually abused them.
A meeting of the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents will be held in person on Thursday, September 23rd. It is an opportunity for Anderson abuse survivors to speak up.
Vaughn traveled to Michigan from Texas to attend the meeting.
“We feel dehumanized, we don’t feel respected,” said Vaughn. “One of our goals tomorrow is to face the Acker and other regents, and I’ll introduce you to Jon Vaughn, not John Doe.”
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Since resigning himself to the abuse, Vaughn has spoken to other former athletes. He said the longer the process takes, the more painful it will be for the survivors.
“There are over a thousand victims that need to be closed. Boys are dying. Guys fall back into alcoholism. I’ve heard from so many people facing so many diseases because of it, ”Vaughn said. “From 88 to 1990 you could call my name in the field, but in this case you will not say my name. And I think there we are. In this case, united in solidarity as victims and survivors – that we will no longer be silent. “
Vaughn also believes some of the unexpected people will show up on Thursday to give their pre-regents gathering plenty of energy.
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