He said the participants didn't believe they promoted rape culture, but "didn't stop it," and now wanted to "promote the end of rape culture together." Meanwhile, a lawyer for Larochelle said his client was to meet with Roy on the weekend to defuse the situation.
On Sunday, Larochelle sent a letter to CBC News indicating he'd resigned from his position as vice president, social commissioner for the Criminology Student Association.
"There was some conversation with some pretty violent, like, some pretty demeaning words," said Pat Marquis.
23 meeting of the student federation's Board of Administration, which oversees the affairs of the student union.
Her plan was to distribute copies of the conversation to the board's members while asking the board to move a motion to "condemn" those who engaged in the discussion, two of whom were board members.
The online conversation — a copy of which was obtained by The Canadian Press — included references to sexual activities some of the five individuals wrote they would like to engage in with Roy, including oral and anal sex, as well as suggestions that she suffered from sexually transmitted diseases.
"Someone punish her with their shaft," wrote one of the individuals at one point.
"It was kind of like getting a double whammy, you get put in a very difficult situation and to have these men try to take all power away from me by telling me that I need to be censored and that I can't take action," she said.
"This is also incredibly frustrating and I think speaks to the fact that rape culture does not get challenged enough." The one participant in the conversation who is not threatening legal action said the entire incident has been a huge learning experience.
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The other three were involved with organizing campus events.
After learning of Roy's plan, four of the five individuals sent her a letter warning her that the conversation was a private one and that sharing it with others would amount to a violation of their rights.
"They should be held accountable for those actions.