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LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Sophia Rosing, the ex-UK student accused of physically assaulting a Black student worker while repeatedly using racial slurs, appeared in Fayette County District Court on Tuesday morning.

During the hearing, Rosing and her attorney chose to waive her right to the preliminary hearing. The case will now be sent to trial with the Fayette County grand jury where the court will decide if there is enough evidence to indict Rosing.


Rosing was captured on video in early November assaulting a Black desk clerk at Boyd Hall on UK’s campus while continually using racial slurs.

She was charged with first and second offenses of alcohol intoxication in a public place, third-degree assault of a police officer, fourth-degree assault, and second-degree disorderly conduct.

Rosing withdrew from the University of Kentucky following the incident and was banned from the campus by university President Eli Capiluoto.