SOPHIA Rosing made headlines in November 2022 after she was arrested at the University of Kentucky.
Now, many want to know more about her and how she landed behind bars.
Who is University of Kentucky student Sophia Rosing?
Sophia Rosing is a 22-year-old senior at the University of Kentucky.
Hailing from Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, Rosing is a graduate of Beechwood High School and is a business marketing and merchandising, apparel and textiles double major, according to Heavy.
Due to recent events, Rosing’s social media pages have been deleted or scrubbed clean, so little information is available on her personal life.
Why was Sophia Rosing arrested?
Rosing found herself facing several charges after getting into an altercation with a Black student worker on campus.
She was ultimately taken into custody on charges of public intoxication, assault, disorderly conduct, and assault on a police officer, according to the New York Post.
A video of the reported altercation later went viral on TikTok and showed the 22-year-old student calling Kylah Spring, the black student worker, racial slurs.
“For those of y’all who don’t know me, my name is Kylah. Kylah Spring. I’m a student at the University of Kentucky,” Spring said in the viral clip, later explaining that she was working the front desk in Boyd Hall when Rosing entered the building appearing to be intoxicated.
“I said, ‘are you okay?’ and she continues to look at me and she starts calling me an*****,” Spring added.
“She bit me along my arm. She punched me in my face.”
In the video, Rosing can be heard calling Spring a “n***** b****” several times as she tried to de-escalate the situation, to which she responds by saying: “I do not get paid enough for this.”
The video was ultimately removed from Instagram and TikTok for violating the platform’s rules but was later re-uploaded on YouTube with a content warning advisory, according to Heavy.
After Rosing was taken into custody, a judge set her bond at $10,000.
What have people said about Sophia Rosing’s case?
After the video went viral, several students spoke out and admitted they were ashamed of their classmate.
“I was just real disappointed to see one of my fellow students was acting that way towards another one of my fellow students and I just hope everybody at UK always feels safe and comfortable and obviously that’s not what happened,” UK freshman Julian Downey said, via WKYT.
Patricia Luna, who witnessed the attack, also expressed disgust with Rosing’s actions while explaining to WKYT why she started recording the situation.
“I heard a slap and then I heard racial slurs and I was like, ‘That’s not okay so I’m not gonna leave and I’m gonna pull out my phone so I can record,’” Luna told the media outlet.
“The girl that was being harassed, she handled that so beautifully. She was always so professional and kind and didn’t turn to violence even though Sophia gave her every single reason to want to fight back.”
The school later released a statement, where they condemned Rosing’s behavior.
“To be clear: we condemn this behavior and will not tolerate it under any circumstances. The safety and well-being of our community has been—and will continue to be—our top priority,” UK President Eli Capilouto said.