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Saturday, November 05, 2016

Report: Jury Rules Against Rolling Stone in Fake UVA Rape Story Lawsuit

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal jury found Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter defamed a University of Virginia administrator in a discredited story about gang rape at a fraternity house, news media reported Friday

Word of the jury decision came Friday afternoon in multiple news outlets.

University of Virginia administrator Nicole Eramo claimed the 2014 article portrayed her as a villain who discouraged the woman identified only as Jackie from reporting the incident to police. A police investigation found no evidence to back up Jackie’s claims.

Rolling Stone’s attorneys said there was no evidence that the reporter knew what she was writing about Eramo was false or had serious doubts about whether it was true.

Jurors heard closing arguments on Tuesday after listening to more than two weeks’ worth of evidence.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

More should sue the mainstream media networks over their lack of reporting important news stories. Maybe some reporters will become brave enough to abandon ship and speak the truth. The ones who don't will then be realized as the over ambitious, selfish ones, looking for self gain.