Uni ‘Posh Lad’ expelled for string of misogynistic messages in WhatsApp group

A Durham University student was expelled after he was found responsible of composing a string of sexist, misogynistic and offensive messages on a “Posh Lad” WhatsApp group.

The male student had his offer withdrawn from the university after screenshots of the abhorrent messages discussing rape were leaked.

The WhatsApp group chat, titled “Durham Boys Making All The Noise” contained messages showing the unnamed student starting a contest to “f*** the poorest girl on campus".

Messages in the chat also included a comment that George Floyd, who's death sparked global outrage after it was deemed 'an abuse of power', “had it coming”.

Other comments included references to spiking women’s drinks, and boasts to have sex with multiple female students.

One group member wrote that he would “sleep with a different bird every night just for a bed.”

While another put “So many people get accused of rape, I’m always worried about it after”.

A probe which was launched after the messages were leaked resulted in the student's offer at the University being withdrawn.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor Jeremy Cook said: “Recently Durham University was made aware of some utterly abhorrent comment on social media purported to have been posted by Durham students.

“As we said at the time, we condemn the content and behaviour demonstrated in these social media posts, which is entirely unacceptable and violates the values and behaviours that we uphold as a University community.

“We immediately instigated an urgent investigation by our Student Conduct Office.

“This was led by a member of the University community who is an experience lawyer and supported by another who is a former police office.

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“A full and proper investigation was conducted.

The student who leaked the screenshot told news website The Tab: “The groups were set up as fresher groups.

“There was a lads one that was made just for guys and this was the type of language that was being said.

“It was sent onto some other group chats to warn us.

“I was outraged and decided to publicly post about it. It’s made girls say that they now scared come to Durham Uni.”

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