College adviser facing charges for disrupting Wintrich event
A Quinebaug Valley Community College adviser faces charges of sixth-degree larceny and disorderly conduct for stealing the property of conservative commentator Lucian Wintrich during a recent lecture.
Wintrich, on the other hand, who faced a charge of breaching the peace for forcibly attempting to recover the copy of his speech that was stolen by Catherine Gregory, announced Monday that he was cleared of all of charges.
“Justice prevailed. After my speech was shut down by radicals, Catherine Gregory attempted to steal the only hard copy of my speech,” Wintrich, a White House correspondent for Gateway Pundit, wrote in a statement. “In an ironic twist of fate, I was briefly arrested while recovering it. Today, Gregory was arrested and charged and all charges against me were dismissed by the state.”
In a video that has since gone viral, Gregory is shown stealing the speech of off the podium from which Wintrich was attempting to speak over rowdy student protesters, leading Wintrich to attempt to retrieve his property himself.
Two days after the November 28 incident, Gregory’s employer released a statement confirming her affiliation with the college, saying she “attended on her personal time.”
“The college does not condone the behavior and encourages peaceful discourse and compassionate debate. The employee attended the event as a private citizen,” President Carlee Drummer remarked.
When reached for comment Tuesday afternoon, a spokesperson for Quinebaug Valley Community College informed Campus Reform that it has no statement at this time, nor any update on Gregory’s status at the institution.
According to The Hartford Courant, however, a police arrest affidavit indicates that Gregory is on leave from her job.
Notably, while Gregory is an employee of QVCC, the altercation with Wintrich took place at the nearby University of Connecticut.
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