The University of Michigan report reveals more than 2,100 abuse allegations by Dr. Robert Anderson
ANN ARBOR, me. – The University of Michigan’s annual safety and fire report saw a huge surge in sex crimes in 2020. As the report explains, this is due to the complaints made against Dr. Robert Anderson filed when the investigation went public.
Of the 1,212 rape allegations, 1,194 were directed against Anderson. Of the 947 caress complaints, 916 were against Anderson and one off-campus rape.
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On Wednesday, the university announced that there were 2,111 reports of abuse and not individual victims.
Former soccer player Jon Vaughn, for example, filed multiple abuse cases with the university when his memories became clearer.
The report also notes that much of the coverage of Anderson’s abuse is through anonymous reporting platforms and using vague language, making it difficult to get accurate figures. In some cases, the vague and anonymous reports did not allow the university to precisely track where, when, how often, or whether reported abuses were duplicated.
The survivors who have come forward publicly so far have been anything but vague.
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Check out the full report in the video above.
Nassar survivors, Anderson urge Lansing to change
Larry Nassar survivors teamed up with Robert Anderson survivors in Lansing on Thursday, September 30th.
They testified before the Michigan House oversight committee to support two bills aimed at holding government officials accountable and giving abuse survivors more time to seek damages.
For much of the testimony, survivors and lawmakers became emotional and frustrated with descriptions of the assault and trauma survivors live with.
The two house bills are separate but work together. House Bill 4306 would change the statute of limitations for civil sexual assault cases to 10 years from the reporting age of 28 and six years thereafter. It also enables victims to continue paying damages years after their attack.
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