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Jury Finds Rolling Stone Defamed UVA Administrator in Gang Rape Story

HeadlineNov 07, 2016

A federal jury has found Rolling Stone magazine defamed an administrator at the University of Virginia when it published an account of a fraternity gang rape that was at least partly inaccurate. The jury found that the 9,000-word article, “A Rape on Campus,” showed actual malice toward UVA Associate Dean Nicole Eramo, who was accused of indifference toward survivors of sexual assault. The article centered on a student named Jackie, who says she was gang-raped at a fraternity. Rolling Stone retracted the story after acknowledging discrepancies and raising questions about its source. Jackie still maintains she was sexually assaulted, and Charlottesville police have kept her case open.

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