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.
Jury Finds Rolling Stone Defamed UVA Administrator in Gang Rape Story
HeadlineNov 07, 2016