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.