Author of Rolling Stone UVA Sexual Assault Story Expected to Apologize

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Sabrina Rubin Erdely, author of Rolling Stone’s controversial story on sexual assault at University of Virginia is expected to apologize according to CNN’s Brian Stelter. Columbia University plans to release its official report Sunday at 8:00 pm EST.


From the Guardian:

Sabrina Rubin Erdely, a Rolling Stone contributing editor whose story A Rape on Campus prompted national outrage and calls for reform after it was published in November, stopped speaking publicly after other news organizations revealed holes in the story.

At the center of Erdely’s piece was the story of an alleged victim called Jackie, a freshman who said she was raped by seven people at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house in 2012.

Jackie’s story was challenged by the fraternity, which said there was no event at the house on the night of the alleged rape and that descriptions in the Rolling Stone story did not match any of its membership. It was later revealed that Erdely had never spoken with the alleged perpetrators of the rape, out of deference to Jackie, and police found no evidence of the rape.

According to Stelter, Rolling Stone plans to remove the original story from its website and replace it with the Columbia report.

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If she’s still employed, Rolling Stone hasn’t offered sufficient apology.

But hey, we were all “idiots” to cast doubt on her, weren’t we, Jezebel?