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A male Notre Dame student has filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming that his ex-girlfriend accused him of “dating violence” to basically destroy his life, and that the university violated his due process rights and discriminated against him because he is male when adjudicating his case.
The plaintiff, named in court documents as John Doe, argued that officials at the private, Catholic university led an investigation rife with “procedural flaws, lack of due process, and inherent gender bias, designed to ensure that male students accused of any type of sexual misconduct or harassment — concepts that do not apply to John’s conduct — are found responsible.” John Doe argues in the lawsuit, filed April 20, that officials expelled him because of “vindictive” claims made by his ex-girlfriend, referred to as Jane Doe.
Among this evidence was a recently discovered video of Jane “admitting to using the Title IX procedures to pursue a personal vendetta against John, as well as evidence of substantial witness tampering by Jane,” the lawsuit states.
The plaintiff alleges school officials would not allow to be considered a recording of the accuser saying: “I want to f*** up [John’s] reputation; I want to make sure he never has a girlfriend…here or anywhere…and I want him never to be able to have a social life.” John also claims that Notre Dame admonished his psychologist at the University Counseling Center for writing a letter on his behalf expressing John’s desire to cease contact with his ex-girlfriend and explaining the progress he had made.
The lawsuit alleges that the university “made clear that the University counseling center was never again to advocate for male students accused of sexual misconduct.” John, previously a member of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, was set to begin working for a financial firm after graduation.
As of now, however, he has been expelled from Notre Dame with the stipulation that he be permitted to “reapply for readmission” in Fall 2017.
As a parent or caretaker, your instinct is to protect your child.
Machismo within our Latinx communities is most commonly presented in sets of heavily enforced gender norms and expectations.
Often coming from “La mujer […] Youth of all shapes and forms have voices that carry truth and passion. It gets buried in single story stereotypes and societal norms that tells us power comes with age or in the form of a white male.
April 4, 2017Teen dating violence represents a serious public health and criminal justice problem.
Although several risk factors for teen dating violence have been identified, the causes and mechanisms that lead to its development are still unclear.
But as a parent, your support and guidance are especially important in helping your child understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships.