A University of Kentucky student who saw a racist video circulating of a student caught on camera using racial slurs against a black University of Kentucky student will voluntarily drop out of college, his attorney said. University of Kentucky graduate Sophia Rosing, 22, plans to retire Tuesday or Wednesday, her attorney, Fred Peters, told ABC News.
The video taken in the early hours of Sunday morning shows him drinking heavily and using racial slurs. to Kylah Spring, a freshman working the night shift in college admissions.
Rosing declined to be named when authorities were called. She was booked into the Fayette County Jail and booked as a Jane Doe, but was released after her parents posted $10,000 bail, Peters said.
Lee pleaded not guilty, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. He faces two assault charges, one against Spring and the other against a police officer. He was charged with disorderly conduct and public drinking, according to his lawyer.
“He regretted everything and was ashamed,” Peters said of his client. The University of Kentucky told ABC News that it was taking action when the incident happened.
“A lot of brave conversations are happening in our schools, and these will continue – on and on – with students and all members of our community.
For some time now, we have had a diverse program of equality and participation in our school, including many projects with hundreds of members of our community – important talks about what we need to see and hear on the grounds and buildings of the school us.
reflects a cooperative society. We have made great strides in creating and maintaining this kind of community. We were never separated as preschoolers and we never worked together,” a university spokesperson said in a statement to ABC News. Mmir brought together various people on Monday night to resolve the situation in a peaceful protest.
Dozens of supporters, including her parents, surrounded Spring as she gave a short, moving speech describing her experience — encouraging the crowd to follow Michelle Obama’s famous philosophy: “When they go down, we go up.”
“Jane Doe, aka Sophia Rosing, physically, verbally and racially abused me,” Spring said in the lawsuit.
Spring said she was deeply saddened by the incident but was glad justice was being served.
“Dear Mrs. Rosing, you will not let me down,” said Spring. “I pray that you open your heart to love,” Spring said. Rosing’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 2. 15 at 8:30 in the morning, according to Peter.
The University of Kentucky has banned Rosing from campus and will not allow him to re-enroll, according to a statement released Wednesday by Capilouto. Capilouto said the university will continue its investigation.