The white University of Kentucky student caught in a video attack on black students will voluntarily withdraw from college, his attorney told NBC News on Tuesday morning.
'She will retire from college now or tomorrow,' lawyer Fred Peters said of 22-year-old Sophia Rosing, a senior who was caught on viral video repeatedly hurling slurs racial slurs and physically assaulting two black students on Sunday.
"She's a very, very embarrassed and humiliated young girl," he said.
Peters added that he's "putting her on some sort of healing program and sensitivity program to help her through this."
He said Rosing would be in therapy for "several issues," but declined to elaborate.
"She will get help, that's all I can say," he said.
A college spokesperson said school officials had no comment at this time.
Rosing's voicemail was full and he did not immediately respond to a text, email or Facebook message.
Rosing was filmed assaulting Kentucky freshman Kylah Spring, who worked the front desk of a college dorm, when the incident happened early Sunday.
The video shows Rosing – who appears visibly drunk and has trouble standing – attacking Spring while repeatedly calling him a racial slur. Later in the video, Rosing tries to kick Spring and punches another student – who also appears to be a black woman – as they try to restrain Rosing and put her in a chair, although he isn't clear if she also hit. Rosing also tries to load Spring with a shopping cart in the video.
The video ends with a white police officer handcuffing Rosing in the dorm as she continues to repeat the racial slur and struggles to stop. During the arrest, she kicked and bit a police officer, telling him she had "lots of money" and was being "specially treated", according to a police report.University of Kentucky researcher Sophia Rosing, left, uses racial slurs while attacking two black students, including Kylah Spring, directly via Facebook
Police arrested Rosing just before 4 a.m. for drunk driving in a public place, third-degree assault on a police officer, fourth-degree assault and second-degree disorderly conduct, according to an internet report. from the Fayette County Detention Center.
As for the situation of his launch, a judge ordered Rosing to have no contact with Spring, to avoid the dorm where the attack took place and not to eat alcohol, WLEX reported.
She is due in court again on November 15, her lawyer said.
University officials announced on Monday that a trial to assess the scientists' conduct was underway following Rosing's arrest. The university president condemned Rosing's actions in an email to students on Sunday.
On Monday evening, hundreds of students gathered at a rally organized by the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity to support Spring and condemn racism on campus, NBC affiliate WLEX of Lexington, Ky., reported.
At the rally, Spring said she would not stoop to her attacker.
"To Mrs. Rosing, you won't break my heart," Spring said to applause.
"You will not break my spirit and you will be held accountable for your actions," Spring continued. "I just pray that you open your heart and try to live life differently and mostly positively afterwards."
This feedback came here after Spring tearfully mentioned that she had been "physically, verbally and racially assaulted by Jane Doe, aka Sophia Rosing", and referenced Rosing's refusal to surrender to the police, which brought her in when 'Jane Doe' went to jail," an online report from the Fayette County Detention Center revealed.
A University of Kentucky spokesperson confirmed Rosing's identity to NBC News on Sunday.
Spring told the rally that Sunday's attack "highlights a recurring problem in and across American schools, regardless of age," she said. "I am deeply saddened by the events that have transpired, but I am immensely grateful for the justice that will return."
Spring did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Kylah Spring, a student at the University of Kentucky, speaks at a rally following a racist attack on her and another black scholar captured on video November 6, 2022.WLEX
The University of Kentucky has experienced several incidents of racism on campus that have drawn attention to black people in recent years.
In 2020, the university banned a basketball fan from all future sporting events after she shouted a racial slur — the same one used by Rosing — at a fan of a visiting team. The fan - Ashley Lyles, who apologized in a press release to Lexington-based NBC affiliate WLEX - was not an academic, a university spokesperson said.
In the past, some students have also complained about a 1934 campus mural depicting enslaved black people. The mural was plastered over for more than a year as officials debated advice on how to deal with it before it was unveiled again in 2017 with a plaque next to it that gave context to its historical past, the concerns that had been raised over the years, and the way the university has worked to ensure a uniquely inclusive environment.
A spokesperson said the college outlined plans to remove it after the 2020 murder of George Floyd and the building that houses the mural has since been closed.
In 2008, a University of Kentucky student and another man were arrested and charged with hanging a life-size likeness of President-elect Barack Obama from a tree on campus, an act condemned by university officials. . A grand jury declined to indict the couple.
Spring added at the rally in solidarity with her black students: "To my neighborhood in the black UK: I see you, I really feel you and I stand by you. I matter, you matter and we matter," said Spring. she declared. "We will be stronger."
She urged her friends to "continue to lead this example with grace and humility, and to hold our heads up high and lean on each other as we heal ourselves and our group."
"I want to give you some advice," Spring continued. "As Michelle Obama once said, when they get weak..."
"We're going up," the band chanted in response.