Ex-University of Michigan Athletes Sue in Sex Abuse Scandal Involving School Doctor

August 16, 2020, 11:21 PM

Dr. Robert E. Anderson

Michigan State University dealt with a nightmare resulting from school doctor Dr. Larry Nassar sexually assaulting scores of females.

Now MSU's  rival, the University of Michigan is having to deal with its own painful ordeal involving scores of sexual abuse allegations.

A former University of Michigan basketball player and nine other male former UM athletes filed a lawsuit Sunday in U.S. District Court in Detroit against the school's Board of Regents, alleging they were sexually assaulted during medical care by the school's late Dr. Robert E. Anderson, The Detroit News reports.

The suit said plaintiffs had hoped to avoid legal action after the school said it planned to resolve claims out of court, reports Kim Kozlowski

"Plaintiffs’ optimism was short-lived," the suit says. "The University’s words quickly proved hollow. Counsel for Plaintiffs recently invited the University to discuss a possible settlement between Plaintiffs and the University. The University declined to discuss settlement with Plaintiffs. Despite all the compassionate words of Michigan’s President, the Chairman of its Regents, and Michigan’s lawyers (who were simultaneously urging the court to throw out the lawsuits of other victims), the University slammed the door shut on Plaintiffs."

Read more:  The Detroit News

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