“This man was a monster” – Abuse survivors of the late UM doctor speak to the Board of Regents for the first time
ANN ARBOR, me. – The survivors of the abuse of Dr. Robert Anderson addressed the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents Thursday.
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Many said they were silenced during the board’s digital meetings. The first personal meeting was on Thursday.
The survivors said they were frustrated because they did not have access to the university.
Chuck Christian, a member of the 1981 Rose Bowl team, traveled from Boston to Ann Arbor.
“There are so many victims and I see them here today. These are Anderson’s neighbors. These are friends of his. I see them all here today, ”said Christian. “That man was a monster.”
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After several emotional moments, board chairman Jordan Acker said he couldn’t say much due to the ongoing legal battle, but added that the university was working to make sure this doesn’t happen again.
“To the survivors – we hear you, we appreciate you,” said Acker. “And thank you for sharing your stories.”
The board outlined its new sexual misconduct policy after the incident, but more is to come. Survivors in Lansing are expected to testify during the Capitol Hearings.
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