But while the student protests received widespread media attention, much less notice has been given to Anderson's attempts to defend himself, including multiple sit-downs with Brother Jeff Fard — one last night, after the protests, and a previous session last week that lasted nearly three and a half hours.
Fard has become the most prominent defender of Anderson, who spoke out back in July about "the white supremacist attacks that have happened to my family" as a result of what he said were false assertions against him — a March 26 accusation of sexual assault from an unidentified woman, and May 25 testimony in front of the Colorado Legislature by Denver Public Schools parent Mary-Katherine Brooks Fleming, in which she said that 61 high school students and one recent graduate had come to her with similar charges against a person "in a position of trust," who was quickly identified as Anderson.
Among the videos shared by Fard yesterday were a clip about "the Bugs Bunny censure against Director Anderson" and footage of demonstrating students from East High School in which many seemed to believe that he had committed sexual assault despite the report's findings.
Misinformation was a major theme of Anderson's marathon chat with Fard, which can be viewed below.
In the video, Anderson once again emphasized that he had been "cleared" of wrongdoing connected to the sexual-assault claims, noted that looking into his social media behavior wasn't part of the investigators' original mission, and characterized the two posts for which he received a wrist slap as simply a "bad judgment call."
Following appearances by a gaggle of Anderson defenders, Fard went though the aforementioned report in great detail. Then Anderson delivered a speech in which he reiterated that he has taken accountability for his actions and told the truth about everything he's done.
This message clearly hasn't gotten across to many DPS students thus far, and as a result, Anderson remains in the political fight of his life.
This post has been updated to clarify that the video included in it was actually recorded prior to the September 20 student protests. We regret the error.