University of Michigan report shows more than 2,100 abuse allegations by Dr. Robert Anderson
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Michigan’s annual Safety and Fire Safety Report saw a huge increase in sex crimes in 2020. As the report explains, this is due to complaints against Dr. Robert Anderson once the inquiry made public.
Of the 1,212 rape charges, 1,194 were against Anderson. Of the 947 touching complaints, 916 are against Anderson as well as an off-campus rape.
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On Wednesday, the university said it was 2,111 reports of abuse, not single victims.
Former football player Jon Vaughn, for example, has filed several reports with the university of several abuse cases as his memories became clearer.
The report also notes that a large portion of Anderson’s abuse reports were made through anonymous reporting platforms and used vague language, making it difficult to get exact numbers. In some cases, reports that were vague and anonymous did not allow the university to provide details on where, when and how often, or if the reported abuse was duplicated.
Survivors who have come forward publicly so far have been somewhat vague.
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Watch the full report in the video above.
Nassar and Anderson survivors push for change in Lansing
Larry Nassar survivors joined forces with Robert Anderson survivors in Lansing on Thursday, September 30.
They testified before the Michigan House Oversight Committee in support of two bills that seek to hold government employees to account and give survivors of abuse more time to seek damages.
During much of the testimony, survivors and lawmakers became emotional and frustrated with the descriptions of assault and trauma that survivors experience.
The two House bills are separate, but work in tandem. 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 after that. It also allows victims to accumulate damages for years after their assault.
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