According to police records, a Duke of Kentucky student who was shown in a now-viral video using racial obscenities while allegedly attacking two Black students claimed to officers that she has “plenty of money” and receives “special treatment.”
Shortly after the early Sunday altercation on campus, Sophia Rosing, 22, was detained by University of Kentucky police on suspicion of drunkenness in a public place, assault, aggravated assault, and disorderly conduct.
Social media videos show white senior Rosing shouting racial slurs repeatedly while fighting with two Black students, including a campus staffer, at the college’s Boyd Hall.
According to an arrest report, an officer who responded to the 1 a.m. incident saw Rosing “very intoxicated” and “repeating” the N-word “to a group of Black females” when he got there.
When Rosing was brought into custody and led away from the scene, the report states that “she repeated the same word.” The police report states that she then “said that she had tonnes of money and got [sic] preferential treatment.”
Rosing allegedly “kicked” and “bit” the arresting officer when he instructed her to recline in a chair, according to the report.
Although the arrestee’s name is not mentioned in the police report, Rosing’s identity was confirmed by a school spokeswoman.
Rosing was checked into the Fayette County Detention Center, according to records. $10,000 was established as her bond. She was still being held Monday morning.
As criticism of the student mounts, University of Kentucky spokeswoman Whitney Siddiqi stated to Insider on Monday that a “review” of Rosing’s “behaviour” is “underway.”
Eli Capilouto, president of the University of Kentucky, issued the following statement regarding the incident: “We condemn this behaviour and will not allow it under any circumstances. Our first goal has always been and will always be the safety and well-being of our community.
According to Capilouto, the first-year student employee who got into the incident “behaved with professionalism, control, and caution.”
Capilouto noted that the incident that was caught on camera would be “completely investigated” by the college and called it “painful and nasty.”
In a Facebook video, the involved student employee said that before the event, she had been a desk clerk at Boyd Hall.
The freshman described how she attempted to stop Rosing from using the elevator and alerted the resident advisor. “She did not have a phone with her, she did not have an ID card,” the freshman said.
The student claimed that Rosing used racial slurs against her, “bit me along my arm,” “punched” her in the face, and “tried to gently move her to the side.”
The student claimed that Rosing “bit my friend as well” and “kicked me in the stomach.”
“She frequently commanded me to complete my tasks. The fact that you are Black is not my responsibility. You’re to fuck ugly and Black, it’s not my fault, the student yelled. “This female was simply constantly berating me, harming me with her hands and her body in addition to her words.”
Rosing’s participation in the Dillard’s Campus Collective marketing initiative for college students, which was sponsored by College Fashionista and Dillard’s, has been terminated as a result of the event.
“We absolutely condemn this abominable conduct and do not support racism or bigotry in any shape or form. We proclaim that Black lives matter and unapologetically stand with BIPOC communities. Full stop,” College Fashionista wrote on its Instagram page on Sunday when Rosing’s name was made public.
“We absolutely condemn this abominable conduct and do not support racism or bigotry in any shape or form. We proclaim that Black lives matter and unapologetically stand with BIPOC communities. Rosing “was removed as from College Stylist community effective today, full stop,” College Fashionista wrote on its Instagram page on Sunday.
According to Her Campus Media, the parent business of College Fashionista, Rosing had been a part of the programme since August.