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    A University of Virginia associate dean of students filed a multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone on Tuesday, alleging that the magazine portrayed her as callous and indifferent to allegations of sexual assault on campus and made her the university’s “chief villain” in a now-debunked story about a fraternity gang rape.

    Nicole Eramo is seeking more than $7.5 million in damages from Rolling Stone, its parent company Wenner Media and Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the investigative journalist who wrote the explosive account of sexual assault on the campus in Charlottesville, Va. The magazine retracted the story after news organizations and the Columbia University journalism school found serious flaws in it.
    lol @ "news organizations" being given credit for something that was originally debunked by random people on the internet. Still, this is great news. Hopefully RSM is driven to bankruptcy.
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    And so she should sue them. RSM didn't even bother to fact check anything in regards to the incident so it just comes off a complete slander because their claims were not backed up by any facts.
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      Originally posted by Darth Executor View Post
      lol @ "news organizations" being given credit for something that was originally debunked by random people on the internet. Still, this is great news. Hopefully RSM is driven to bankruptcy.
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      • #4
        This just in.....

        Jury finds reporter, Rolling Stone responsible for defaming U-Va. dean with gang rape story

        CHARLOTTESVILLE — A federal court jury decided Friday that a Rolling Stone journalist defamed a former University of Virginia associate dean in a 2014 magazine article about sexual assault on campus that included a debunked account of a fraternity gang rape.

        The 10 member jury concluded that the Rolling Stone reporter, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, was responsible for defamation, with actual malice, in the case brought by Nicole Eramo, a U-Va. administrator who oversaw sexual violence cases at the time of the article’s publication. The jury also found the magazine and its publisher responsible for defaming Eramo.

        The $7.5 million lawsuit centered on Erdely’s 9,000-word article titled “A Rape on Campus.” The article appeared online in late Nov. 2014 and on newsstands in the magazine’s December 2014 issue.
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