ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WLNS) — Dozens of survivors of Dr. Robert Anderson are holding a press conference outside of Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor to ask the university to do more.
The group said in a press release yesterday that they will call for “immediate university action ahead of this week’s board of regents meeting.”
Last week Bo Schembechler’s son Matt Schembechler said he personally told his father about being assaulted by Anderson and his father did nothing and kept Anderson on.
Recently, other members of the Schembechler family contradicted what Matt Schembechler stated and have said Bo did not know anything.
The group met on the corner of S. Main and Pauline Blvd. and the event began at 10:00 a.m.
Richard Goldman, who said he has been acting as a John Doe up to this point, shared his story of being assaulted by Anderson.
Goldman said he was a student broadcaster and had a close relationship with Bo Schembechler, which led to him being seen by Anderson for migraines he was suffering from.
Goldman said Anderson assaulted him or attempted to assault him three times.
He said he told Schembechler the first two times and told former athletic director Don Canham after the three instances.
Former Michigan running back and NFL running back Jon Vaughn also was at the press conference today and said he had been ruthlessly assaulted by Anderson.
Vaughn shared a list of demands for the university, including to make every single related document to the case.
“I’m here to demand a call to immediate and specific action with transparency, accountability and full investigation to the largest, most insidious, conspiracy to cover up rape, sexual abuse, grooming and gas lighting of the truth in the history of sports,” Vaughn said.
Vaughn also said that he was coaxed into giving a sperm sample at one point.
According to the Associated Press, the news conference was held a day before Michigan regents are having a regularly scheduled meeting, however, no mention of action items involving Anderson were listed on the agenda for Thursday’s virtual meeting.
Attorney General Nessel has said that she will only investigate if University of Michigan is “willing and cooperative”.