Karen Owen Apologizes For Joke “Sexual Thesis” That Went Viral
October 8, 2010
Connecticut (ChattahBox) – When Duke University graduate Karen Owen the school with her degree, she had several options for her future. One that she hadn’t considered was becoming an Internet sensation due to a graphic and insensitive video she made for friends, but that is exactly what has happened.
Owen’s video titled “An Education Beyond the Classroom: Excelling in the Realm of Horizontal Academics” was a 42-page Powerpoint presentation that graphically explained 13 sexual encounters with students, who she named and showed photographs of. The details were a run down of how she would rate performance, looks, size and other attributes for extra “points”.
She emailed the presentation to three friends in hopes they would all have a laugh about it. But then her friends sent it to more friends, who sent it to more friends, who leaked it into the general population of Duke.
Now, the video has gone viral and the intense, play by play sexual details (good and bad) of thirteen Duke athletes are international news.
While at first she seemed amused by the incident, once it hit overseas she began to say she “deeply regretted” it.
“I would never intentionally hurt the people that are mentioned on that,” she told the Telegraph.
The men mentioned have refused to comment.