In the email, provided to the Washington Examiner, Gagliardi tells the students that the “edited version needs to be released without students who did not give permission to be taped.” She also says that if the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, which sponsored the event, is “unwilling or unresponsive to the request, Georgetown will need to step in.”
The video that has Gagliardi so upset features feminist activists holding up signs accusing Hoff Sommers of being an anti-feminist or deny rape.
Laurel Conrad, the lecture director for CBLPI who helped organize the event, explained the situation over at Legal Insurrection.
“[I]t stretches credulity that Georgetown and its students would not understand that the lecture was a public event,” Conrad wrote. “The video camera was in plain view, and audience members themselves appear to be taking video and photos. It could not shock any student that he or she was on camera.”