Emails: How UVA Stonewalled Rolling Stone On Rape Story

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request from Jezebel and at least one other news outlet, the University of Virginia has released a series of emails between the school and Rolling Stone. The emails outline how the school dealt with media requests from reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely, who wrote the magazine's… » 12/19/14 6:35pm 12/19/14 6:35pm

Woman Falsely ID'd as UVA's Jackie by Conservative Blogger Is Suing

Over the past few weeks, venomous conservative blogger and rumored floor-shitter Charles. C. Johnson has dedicated himself almost single-mindedly to exposing the woman he believes is Jackie, the University of Virginia student at the center of Rolling Stone's crumbling and much-criticized story about rape at UVA.… » 12/15/14 12:30pm 12/15/14 12:30pm

Alleged UVA Rape Vic's Friends: Rolling Stone Didn't Even Talk To Us

Over the past couple weeks, the Washington Post has done a thorough job blowing battleship-sized holes in the searing Rolling Stone story about Jackie, the woman who says she was gang-raped at the University of Virginia two years ago and now finds herself at the center of one of the gnarliest journalistic shitstorms » 12/11/14 10:10am 12/11/14 10:10am

Gillibrand: UVA Story Shouldn't Stop Campus Sexual Assault Bill 

Since June, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill have been trying to pass the Campus Accountability & Safety Act, which takes a carrot/stick approach to how colleges deal with sexual assault. On the carrot side, it would increase federal funding for on-campus support services for rape survivors;… » 12/09/14 3:10pm 12/09/14 3:10pm

The UVA Mess Is Now a Full-Fledged Shitstorm

On Friday, Rolling Stone announced in a note signed by managing editor Will Dana that in light of new information, they had concluded there were serious "discrepancies" in the account of Jackie, the University of Virginia student who told journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely that she was gang-raped during a 2012 party at… » 12/08/14 11:10am 12/08/14 11:10am

​Vile Journo Releases Unconfirmed Name of UVA Victim "Jackie"

Charles C. Johnson, a former Daily Caller writer and founder of GotNews (a conservative site rife with racist and Islamophobic content parading as "Independent, Unbiased & Unafraid") has claimed that multiple sources have confirmed to him the identity of "Jackie," the woman whose alleged gang rape at the University of… » 12/07/14 12:19pm 12/07/14 12:19pm

Here's What UVA Students Are Saying About Rolling Stone on YikYak

Sabrina Rubin Erdely's Rolling Stone piece about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was immediately incendiary, and the magazine's partial retraction feels much the same way. From a source in Charlottesville, here's a sample of what students at UVA are currently saying on YikYak, the anonymous gossip… » 12/05/14 5:10pm 12/05/14 5:10pm

Rolling Stone Partially Retracts UVA Story Over 'Discrepancies'

Rolling Stone's managing editor Will Dana has issued a statement announcing that they have found "discrepancies" in the account of Jackie, the UVA student who was allegedly gang-raped at a frat party two years ago. Dana adds: "We have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced." At the same time, the … » 12/05/14 1:50pm 12/05/14 1:50pm

'Is the UVA Rape Story a Gigantic Hoax?' Asks Idiot

Ever since journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely published her searing Rolling Stone story about "Jackie," a woman who was allegedly the victim of a gang rape at a frat party at the University of Virginia, there's been an ongoing and much-needed public conversation about the way rape and sexual assault claims are dealt with… » 12/01/14 4:00pm 12/01/14 4:00pm

'Law and Justice Aren't the Same': Interview With a UVA Rape Survivor

In the history of UVA, only 14 students have ever been found guilty of sexual misconduct. One of these cases was adjudicated in September 2006, while I was attending the school as an undergrad, and—though I didn't know it at the time—in class with the woman (who we'll call Kelly in this interview) who'd spent 10… » 11/24/14 1:50pm 11/24/14 1:50pm

UVA Dean Admits School Doesn't Expel People Who Have Admitted to Rape

Since Rolling Stone's incredibly damning story about a gang rape at University of Virginia came out last week, the school has spent a lot of time explaining its response to sexual assault. The school has released a total of 11 statements between November 19 and November 22, every one of them pledging to investigate… » 11/24/14 12:10pm 11/24/14 12:10pm

Virginia Governor Calls for Investigation Into UVA Gang Rape Frat

Two days ago, Rolling Stone published a bombshell article about an alleged gang rape at UVA's Phi Kappa Psi fraternity in 2012, and the labyrinthine headache that greeted the woman who tried to seek justice. Now, the Governor of Virginia is calling on the University to thoroughly investigate the fraternity. » 11/21/14 12:10pm 11/21/14 12:10pm

UVA Student Says She was Gang Raped at Frat and Told Not to Report

A searing new story in Rolling Stone claims that an 18-year-old student at University of Virginia, whom they call Jackie, was gang-raped at a party at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house just weeks into her freshman year, then discouraged from reporting the rape by both her friends and the school. According to Jackie,… » 11/20/14 11:10am 11/20/14 11:10am

The 10 Swiftiest Excerpts from Taylor Swift's Rolling Stone Interview

Taylor Swift, promoting her new album 1989, is back on the cover of Rolling Stone, this time looking both pretty and very damp. The cover story — a tale of Swift's journey from pop-country artist to full-on pop star written by Josh Eells — covers all the typical Swift bases: Music, relationships, feminism and scones. » 9/08/14 3:40pm 9/08/14 3:40pm

Jason Patric's Custody Battle Makes Him Look Like an Abusive Psycho

Speed 2 star Jason Patric seems like a cross between a basket case and violent bully whose acrimonious—bordering on ludicrous (he's suing for custody of a child for whom he was a sperm donor)—paternity suit has him allegedly teaching phrases to the child like, "Mommy has a stinky vagina." » 7/16/14 4:45pm 7/16/14 4:45pm