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Delta Gamma Email Writer Resigns From Sorority At University Of Maryland

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 05: Fraternity and sorority rush and recruitment signs are posted across campus at the beginning of
CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 05: Fraternity and sorority rush and recruitment signs are posted across campus at the beginning of the school year as students walk to and from class on the University of North Carolina's Charlotte campus on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)

The author of an angry email to members of the Delta Gamma sorority -- that was subsequently leaked and exploded all over social media -- is no longer a sister of the sorority at the University of Maryland.

Although it was posted originally on Gawker with the sister's name redacted, the author was later identified as Rebecca Martinson.

Martinson's lengthy, rambling letter profanely criticized her sisters for not being fun, emphasizing "FRATS DON'T LIKE BORING SORORITIES." She insisted that as a sorority partner, "WE F***ING SUCK SO FAR."

Since then, the email has gotten a dramatic reading, been parodied via Barbie and "remixed" as if it were a letter from President Barack Obama to Congress for shutting down gun control.

Now, the national organization of Delta Gamma has confirmed that Martinson is out with an announcement posted on its Facebook page:

Delta Gamma has accepted the resignation of one of its members whose email relating to a social event has been widely distributed and publicized through social media and traditional media channels.

The tone and content of the email was highly inappropriate and unacceptable by any standard.

No matter who released it to the public or how it reached such a mass audience, the email content should not reflect on any sorority woman in general or any fraternal organization at large.

Although the sorority says Martinson resigned, a statement from Delta Gamma last week promising "all appropriate action" raises questions about whether the resignation was entirely voluntary.

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