Charlottesville Police: 'No Evidence' to Support UVA Rape Allegations 

In a press conference this afternoon, the Charlottesville, Virginia Police Department announced that they are "unable to conclude to any substantive degree" that the gang rape allegations made by University of Virginia student "Jackie" and reported in a November story in Rolling Stone happened in the way that the… » 3/23/15 3:30pm 3/23/15 3:30pm

Rolling Stone Will Publish Review of UVA Rape Story in April 

A team of investigators from Columbia University's journalism school will soon release their review into Rolling Stone's controversial and highly flawed story about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. Separately, police in Charlottesville, Virginia are expected to announce the results of their own… » 3/23/15 10:10am 3/23/15 10:10am

Madonna Nixes 'Boring' Lady Gaga Feud In ​Leaked Rolling Stone Cover

Madonna is covering the March 2015 issue of Rolling Stone in a shot that leaked before its official release and there's a nifty quote about her history with Lady Gaga. » 2/25/15 11:10am 2/25/15 11:10am

Rush After 'A Rape On Campus': A UVA Alum Goes Back to Rugby Road

It's a blue, cold Thursday in January and I'm walking down Rugby Road on the first night of fraternity rush at the University of Virginia, brushing past groups of identical gossiping boys in matching preppy outfits: fleeces, checked oxfords, khakis, boots. "Excuse me," they say politely when our coats touch, then… » 1/28/15 11:10am 1/28/15 11:10am

The Most Batshit Quotes From Rolling Stone's Marilyn Manson Profile

In a new Rolling Stone profile titled "The Vampire of the Hollywood Hills" (because what else), a now middle-aged Marilyn Manson, now 45, updates us on the life and times of Marilyn Manson, in the dark, batshit and creepy way only he can. » 1/06/15 4:30pm 1/06/15 4:30pm

Nicki Minaj Recalls Abortion, Talks Being Pro-Choice In Rolling Stone

Nicki Minaj has been speaking much more freely about her love life while promoting her super personal new album The Pinkprint. Her latest revelation comes in a Rolling Stone cover story where she talks about having an abortion as a teenager. » 12/30/14 6:00pm 12/30/14 6:00pm

From HuffPost media reporter Michael Calderone: Rolling Stone editor and publisher Jann Wenner says he's asked Columbia Journalism School to conduct "an independent review ... of the editorial process that led to the publication" of their controversial story on an alleged gang-rape at the University of Virginia.… » 12/22/14 3:40pm 12/22/14 3:40pm

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… » 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