Woman that took papers at controversial speech at UConn has court date postponed

Catherine Gregory speaks with reporters outside of Rockville Superior Court, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (WTNH / George Roelofsen)

VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) — The woman at the center of a scuffle during an event at UConn that was caught on camera was scheduled to face a judge Wednesday, only to have her case continued to a later date.

33-year-old Catherine Gregory is charged with attempted theft and disorderly conduct.  She works as an administrator at Quinebaug Valley Community College.

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Gregory grabbed the notes off the podium of far-right political commentator Lucian Wintrich last month. Then, video shows Wintrich grab her.

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Wintrich was there to give a speech entitled, “It’s Ok to Be White”. He was also charged with breach of peace in this case, but the charge was dropped Monday.

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Gregory said Wednesday that she wanted to thank those that have supported her; especially after receiving death threats in the days following the incident.

I just want to thank everyone really from around the world for their support and solidarity in the struggle against racism and fascism.

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Her attorney said Wednesday that he does not believe the charges will be sustained.