The University of Michigan has agreed to the terms of a $490 million settlement with more than 1,000 people accused of sexual assault by a sports doctor who has worked at the university for more than 40 years. According to the Associated Press, attorney Parker Stinar revealed that 1,050 people were involved in the settlement, which was reached on Tuesday.
The lawsuits claim that Dr. Robert Anderson, who died in 2008, sexually assaulted people – including school athletes – during routine medical exams.
“It has been a long and challenging journey, and I am confident that this settlement will bring justice and healing to the many brave men and women who refused to shut up,” Stinar told the AP. quiet”.
Stinar clarified that $460 million of the settlement will go to the victims while $30 million will go to any potential future whistleblowers.
Anderson worked at the University of Michigan from 1966 until his retirement in 2003. During that time, Anderson served as the school’s director of Health Services and as a physician for many of the school’s sports teams, including soccer. stone. Several athletes have spoken out claiming that they were abused by Anderson.
The $490 million settlement is one of the largest after a sex abuse scandal at a university. The state of Michigan awarded a $500 million settlement to more than 300 women people attacked by Larry Nassar. He works at the school and is the doctor for USA Gymnastics.
https://www.cbssports.com/general/news/university-of-michigan-agrees-to-490m-settlement-with-alleged-sexual-abuse-victims-of-former-sports-doctor/ University of Michigan agrees to $490 million settlement with alleged sex abuse victims of former sports doctor