Abuse allegations, calls for state inquiry build in Michigan

Posted at 5:17 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 20:58:13-05

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — More men are coming forward with allegations of sexual abuse by a late doctor at the University of Michigan in lawsuits and personal statements.

The state's attorney general also insisted Thursday that the school must commit to cooperating with her office before she would move to begin an independent investigation.

The new allegations include three former athletes who said Dr. Robert Anderson sexually assaulted them while they were members of the football and hockey teams in the 1980s.

In a separate press conference, two men said Anderson sexually assaulted them during medical exams.

The university revealed last month that it was investigating multiple allegations of abuse against Anderson. He died in 2008.