The University of Kentucky student seen in the viral video has ben banned from campus and charged with assault.
Sophia Rosing was caught on camera repeatedly calling a Black student the n-word. She appears visibly intoxicated and is also physically assaulting the student throughout the video. The other student, who works as a clerk in the dorm, is seen attempting to de-escalate by asking Rosing to “please stop.” At one point she is seen trying to hit other students with a shopping cart.
When the police arrived, Rosing resisted arrest and also assaulted the arresting officer.
According to the Fayette County Detention Center, Rosing was detained and charged with first and second crimes of public intoxication, third-degree assault of a police officer, fourth-degree assault, and second-degree disorderly conduct.
Rosing’s lawyer says she has already withdrawn from school but according to the University of Kentucky President, Eli Capilouto she is not welcome to return.
“Within hours of learning about this incident, we suspended her on an interim basis – a move that banned her from campus during our investigation.” Said CapiIouto in a message to students. “I have also determined that she will not be eligible to re-enroll as a student. She is permanently banned from the campus.”
Rosing’s lawyer says she is enrolling in a treatment program to get help. On Tuesday morning she appeared in court and waived her right to a preliminary hearing.