Prosecutor Offers No Justice For Lizzy Seeberg At Notre Dame

As he told the Chicago Tribune today:

“The student (who sent the text) subjectively believed Ms. Seeberg’s complaint was false and therefore he had a legitimate purpose for his text messages.”

Excuse us? Since when does threatening someone for speaking out about sexual assault ever have a legitimate purpose? You could claim this is like the Duke lacrosse incident all over again, but there needed to be a trial for Lizzy.

Whether or not these men were innocent or guilty, they continued to harass this young girl after she went to the police. The fact that the privacy of these players are respected while Lizzy’s was -and continues to be – so grossly violated is something that we can not, will not, understand. So far, attempts to reach students or faculty for a statement at Notre Dame’s newspapers The Observer and The Irish Rover have not been returned.

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    • JKerw

      The players name is Prince Shembo, who (to no surprise), has a history of assault.

    • Pseudonova

      JKerw seems to be on every comment section regarding this story alleging that Prince Shembo, a black Congolese player, is the accused in this case. If you do some googling, it appears that the only place Prince is identified is on white supremacist websites full of racial slurs regarding the inappropriateness of a relationship between two people of a different race. Withhold judgment until the facts are revealed.

      • Brick Duck

        It’s because his lawyer, Power, a Notre Dame alumnus, went to great lengths to have his name removed from most stories about Seeberg, since he was found not guilty. This is to protect both his reputation and his safety. There’s a legal term for this, which isn’t coming to mind right now. But there’s more to it than that.

        The reason supremacist sites are still allowed to name him is actually a clever tactic by Power. By being virtually the only sites out there to identify the player, anyone digging for the player’s name will most likely come across them, where they’ll see all the racism and hatred.

        This serves the purpose of making Power’s claim that the case was racially motivated and that the football player was just a poor, innocent victim of racism more “convincing” to the “digger” (i.e. the person who was searching for the player’s name).

        If you want to see what I mean, check out the quote below from his lawyer.

        “Have you ever read the book To Kill a Mockingbird?” Power asked in a phone interview. Because, as in Harper Lee’s classic, “this young lady was the aggressor.” According to America’s Best Lawyers, Power is the top personal injury litigator in the city of Chicago. Barreling right past innuendo, he said it was Lizzy who “had removed her blouse” and thrown herself on top of the player. And the player? “He put a stop to it, because his parents had taught him that was wrong. It’s all untrue, according to the two independent witnesses.”

        See what he’s trying to do? Race card. Victim-Assailant reversal; demonizing Seeberg, calling her the perpetrator. Absolutely disgusting, and I feel for her family who has to read such terrible things. Yet, no justice was ever brought to the player. You can read more quotes by the lawyer, but be warned, he’s infuriating.