Woman accused of making racist comments at CU Boulder pleads not guilty

Rebekah Krajacic charged with misdemeanor harassment

Rebekah Krajacic

The woman accused of using racist language during a confrontation with students at the University of Colorado Boulder in October has pleaded not guilty in her case.

Rebekah Krajacic, 33, has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor harassment and is now set for a pre-trial conference on Jan. 17, according to online court records.

Krajacic is free on a $500 personal recognizance bond.

According to an affidavit, two students were studying in the engineering building on Oct. 6 when they saw Krajacic in a room across the hallway sitting in the dark with no computer and looking at one of the students in a “very disrespectful way.”

The student, who is black, told police he opened the door to the room Krajacic was in and asked her if everything was OK. The students told police Krajacic asked why they were stalking her, and said “disrespectful” things to him.

The students initially thought nothing of the encounter and went back to studying. But they told police that about three minutes later, Krajacic gathered her belongings and began yelling at the student and telling him there were a bunch of black people stalking her.

The students said this is the first time Krajacic began using a racial slur and the point when one of them began to record the incident on a phone. The student said Krajacic used the slur three to four times before leaving.

Video of the incident was shared and went viral on social media, and has sparked calls for reform at CU Boulder.

Krajacic is not affiliated with the university.

Editor’s note: The video of the incident on campus in October contains offensive language and viewer discretion is advised.

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