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At least 4 men, including 2 former athletes, have accused former U-M physician Dr. Robert Anderson of sexually assaulting them during routine medical exams, according to ABC News.
Complaints about Anderson to the University of Michigan go back more than 40 years, when he was first accused of fondling patients during exams, according to police documents obtained by the Associated Press. Anderson was punished with a demotion but allowed to keep his job, going on to be accused of sexual abuse again as a physician with the school's athletic department.
The investigation into the latest allegations against Anderson began in Oct. 2018, in response to a letter sent to U-M Athletic Director Warde Manual by a former wrestler at the college.
Though few other details have been made public to date, there are disturbing similarities between the accusations made against Robert Anderson and the late Dr. Richard Strauss at The Ohio State, who abused at least 177 male student-patients from 1978 to 1998, and Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics national team doctor and Michigan State University sports physician who is currently serving a prison term of life without parole at the United States Penitentiary, Coleman, for sexual assault crimes.
40 Men File Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Against Michigan Doctor
At least 40 men, including 2 former football players and an ex-hockey player, have hired legal counsel to investigate claims of sexual assault by former University of Michigan doctor Robert Anderson, according to Detroit Free Press. Mark Schlissel, President of U-M, has apologized to “anyone who was harmed” by Dr. Robert Anderson, set up a hotline for others who have information to come forward, and offered counseling services to those affected.
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