DR. ROBERT E. ANDERSON
Dr. Anderson was the Director of University Health Service and a top physician for the
football teams under head coaches Bo Schembechler and Lloyd Carr. 1
FEBRUARY 2020 REPORT
A February 2020 report released by FOIA request made clear the university knew of decades
of abuse but did nothing to address it.
THREE DAYS BEFORE THE REPORT’S RELEASE
Robert Julian Stone, a UM alumnus, and several other alleged victims went to the
police with allegations of molestation during appointments with Anderson in June of
However, when asked, prosecutors said they completed their review and no charges were
THE FOLLOWING DAY
The university set up a hotline to collect information.
FLASHBACK TO JULY 2018
The documents indicate UM officials received a letter from a former student and wrestler
in July 2018 who had been molested by Anderson in the 1970s, but the report languished
in a staff member’s “work pile” at the Office of Institutional Equity for two and a half
months before being given to police to investigate.
Police then aggressively investigated the allegations, only to have them go months
without a review by prosecutors, documents show. 4
FAST FORWARD TO 2003
Anderson continued to work for the University of Michigan until his retirement in 2003, 28 more years after initial reports of sexual abuse. The University even acquired Anderson's private practice in 1995.
Anderson died in 2008. 5
Over 850 victims have come forward and at least 6 people say they notified the university
officials of Anderson’s behavior including Schembechler and former Athletic Director Don
Anderson’s victims were sexually abused in severe manners that were repeated over
multiple episodes. 6