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Published On: Thu, Jan 12th, 2017

Washington college student Jessica Gamble targeted on flyer as ‘racist’ with phone number, photos, contact info

UWCR President Jessica Gamble found herself targeted by an anonymous flyer proclaiming her “the racist in your class” for hosting the “alt-right” gay Breitbart technology editor as part of Milo Yiannopoulos’ “Dangerous Faggot” college tour.

The University of Washington student was shocked to see that the flyer included two photos of Gamble, as well as her phone number, email and social-media accounts. It also lists her father Steven’s phone number.

“I had a feeling something like this might happen because of the nature of the event and how people were very angry, but I had no idea someone would actually make a flyer…so I guess that it was a bit shocking,” Jessica Gamble told The College Fix in a phone interview.

photo Jennifer Moo via Flickr

No surprise?

Well the UW President, Ana Mari Cauce, asked the state attorney general if there was any way to ban Yiannopoulos from campus. It took Cauce two days to acknowledge the threat against her student.

The flyer circulated with an email which stated that UWCR leaders have “close friendships with Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists,” citing Gamble’s connection with “an open fascist and anti-Semite” in nearby SeaTac, identified as Jeffery Hughes. She even “likes” his “racist and transphobic [Facebook] posts.”

The flyer asks readers to tell Gamble and her father “what you think about” her connections, and concludes: “AN INFORMED PUBLIC IS A SAFE PUBLIC.”

“Does UW’s diversity hire president care enough about student safety to comment on this flyer being disseminated on UW’s campus that doxxes [maliciously publishes private information about] one of her students?” Allsup wrote.

In a comment on the post, Gamble asked if anyone could recommend Seattle-area lawyers “that specialize in defamation cases.”

Gamble told The Fix the flyer has been traced back to the sender, a UW student and employee. She said she’s seeking action against the sender through university channels, and is working with the campus police department and student activities office advisers, Phil Hunt and Rene Singleton.

“I’ve been in contact with a lawyer … we’re working on how to approach this,” Gamble said.

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