Report issued on U of M’s “Dr. Glove”: UM officials did not heed “credible reports” of abuse by Anderson

A 240-page report prepared by a law firm, commissioned and paid for by the University of Michigan, found more than two dozen university officials were given credible reports of sexually inappropriate behavior by former university Dr. Robert Anderson in the late 1970s and early 1980s. According to the findings, had those reports been heeded Anderson could have been stopped from abusing more students over two more decades.

Anderson is the former head of University Health Service, and later, team physician for UM Athletic Department who served from 1966 to 2003. He died in 2008.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/education/2021/05/11/dr-robert-anderson-university-of-michigan-sexual-assault-credible-reports/5025389001/

Wonder what else this beloved “family man” was up to over the decades and who he associated with?

This “beloved” doctor’s abuse was so well known among the student athletes back then, he earned nicknames like “Dr. Drop Your Drawers” and “Dr. Glove.” Several students opted for self-treatment or to pay for treatments from other doctors out of pocket rather than let Dr. Anderson treat them. https://www.earnthenecklace.com/dr-robert-anderson-wiki/. He allegedly also traded sexual favors for letters to Vietnam-era draft boards establishing men as homosexual, making them eligible for a draft deferment. A former U of M wrestler claimed to have reported to the director back then about being sexually assaulted by Dr. Anderson in 1975. He was allegedly kicked off the team after his report and lost his scholarship.

Last summer NFL pro and U of M alum Dwight Hicks came forward with his own allegations of being sexually abused by Dr. Anderson during routine physicals. Hicks, Chuck Christian, and Jon Vaughn are among the professional football players who accused Anderson of inappropriate behavior. At least one woman accused Anderson of sexual misconduct in 1995, but her case was dismissed at the time. Id.

Although the report does not estimate the number of victims, U of M is in mediation with 850 accusers. Here is yet another disgusting institution taking the calculated risk that this could all be kept quiet, the reputation of the university still bullet-proof, and their checkbook closed. This is another massive failure of morality and courage at yet another Michigan university. Meanwhile, there is no compensation large enough to address Anderson’s misconduct, which “led some athletes to quit their teams, prompted other students to question their sexuality, negatively impacted the academic performance of some students and forced others to leave the university, the report says.” https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/education/2021/05/11/dr-robert-anderson-university-of-michigan-sexual-assault-credible-reports/5025389001/.

I’m getting weary of hearing family members of monsters, who have no idea WTF these men do behind closed doors and protected by their titles and by complicit enablers, talk up what great human beings they were. I think the report issued today puts that shit to rest.

Imagine if, at a university where in-state tuition averages $16,000 a year and out-of-state tuition averages $53,000 a year, one of these POS officials spoke up about and tried to prevent more victimization by a monster who was given decades on the university payroll to continue to sexually abuse students?


What can happen when agencies work together, rather than thwart

Thank you to a reader:

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“I saw this article about the recent identification of remains found thirty-six years ago in Montana.  

Skeletal remains found by Montana bear hunter identified as missing mother more than 35 years later (msn.com)

This line stood out to me:
With financial assistance from Montana Department of Justice’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative program, the Cold Case Unit was able to partner with Othram labs to dig deeper in the case. Together, the agencies were able to conduct advanced DNA analysis, which ultimately allowed authorities to develop a family tree and reach out to potential relatives.


Another example of what can be accomplished when agencies work together.  Oh, and when they want the truth to come out, right?”

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It does stand out, doesn’t it?


Zoom Book Discussion on Tuesday, May 25

If you have not yet caught a Zoom book discussion by author Marney Keenan of her 2020 book The Snow Killings: Inside the Oakland County Child Killer Investigation, or even if you have and now have other questions, sign up for the next discussion here:

http://oaklandcounty115.com/2021/05/08/may-25-ferndale-library-discussion-on-oakland-county-child-killer/ 

The discussion is offered through the Ferndale Public Library and OaklandCountyTimes.com. Questions can be submitted in advance by email to maggie@ferndalepubliclibrary.org.

The advertised time is listed as 7 p.m. and also 6:30 p.m., so be sure to double-check.

Mark Stebbins, the first known victim of the OCCK(s), was abducted in Ferndale. If you review some of the FOIA documents I posted in March and April 2020, it is very obvious that Ferndale was a locus for pedophiles. The creeps who were present at the VFW Hall the afternoon Mark went missing, as well as some of the “family men” (with their own kids) living in Ferndale at that time will make your skin crawl.

Arch Sloan was looked at early on in the Stebbins investigation and his car searched. Yet no one would hear his name until the July 2012 press conference by previous Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper. https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/2012/07/20/legal-expert-weighs-in-on-latest-break-in-oakland-county-child-killer-case/. Sloan, like Ted Lamborgine, is an old pedophile rotting in prison in Michigan. Evidence obtained from his car during the Stebbins investigation would not be carefully considered until decades later when magically, somebody figured out that hairs from Sloan’s vehicle matched hairs found on the bodies of Mark Stebbins and Tim King. Hairs that in the case of Tim King, had been “misfiled” as animal hairs.

The biggest, most expensive manhunt of its kind back in 1977 and 1978. And what do they have to show for it? Zoom discussions by civilians some 45 years later.