I need advice. Last week on Tuesday, my Art History class was divided into different groups, and my group had 5 people. We swapped emails and I was put in charge. That day I sent an email saying we needed to pick an artist from the list we were given to focus on, and to bring 2 sources. She responded to this email with: "Doesnt matter to me , just give me a name , and the work will be done . lets not make this difficult lol". We didn't meet up on Thursday, since people were missing and I honestly forgot who our 5th member was. I talked to the absent people and we decided on an artist, and I sent out an email detailing our plan of action. Most importantly, I said that by Tuesday, everyone had to bring their research or send it to me by email. By Monday, I had sent out five emails in total about our project.
On Tuesday, four of us showed up. When I brought up the missing 5th, one girl said there was no 5th. The other girl said she joined another group, and the guy thought she had just skipped out. So we shrugged and did the project. We split up the work into different sections (futurism, constructivism, focus artist, and the art) and gave each person the research we had gathered for each section and essentially finished the project. I said that by Wednesday, email everyone how long it took to recite their part.
Today, Wednesday, I looked through my email to see everyone's time. I noticed an email from the mystery 5th member. It said this: "So i'm not sure which area i should focus on. How many people are in the group ? you should assign us each a section so we don't have to find hella information just our part." I was flabbergasted! So I called the other leader-type in my group, and we agreed that she dug her own grave. I sent her an email saying this: "I'm sorry, but we split up the work on Tuesday after class, and have the project finished. In the email you responded to that I sent a week ago, I stated that if you couldn't bring your work to class on Tuesday, to send it to me through email. If you had computer issues, I suggest that you talk to (the teacher's name here) since I did send out at least five different emails about our project." Everyone agrees it was reasonable.
Here's the part I need advice on. I feel hella terrible about having to tell this girl she screwed herself over and we won't help her. I know it's her own fault, but I still can't shake the guilt. DC, what do?