At Defamation Trial, Author of Retracted Rolling Stone Rape Story Says Jackie Intended to 'Deceive Me' 

A $7.5 million lawsuit against Rolling Stone and reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely is underway, brought by University of Virginia’s Associate Dean of Students Nicole Eramo. In her testimony, Erdely said she erred in relying on “Jackie,” the student who claimed to have been gang-raped at a campus fraternity: “It was a…

Jury Will Decide If Rolling Stone Acted With 'Reckless Disregard' in Publishing Discredited UVA Story

A defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone filed by Nicole Eramo, University of Virginia’s Associate Dean of Students, is set for trial next month. A judge has ruled that the jury will have to decide whether the magazine acted with a “reckless disregard for the truth” in publishing Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s now-debunked…

'Jackie' From Retracted Rolling Stone Article Fights 'Re-Traumatizing' Lawsuit Deposition 

Lawyers representing “Jackie,” the University of Virginia student who became the subject of a retracted, controversial Rolling Stone piece, are asking a judge to cancel her scheduled deposition. According to her lawyers, Jackie, who says she was a victim of gang rape, will be “re-traumatized” if she is required to…

UVA Dean's Attorneys: Jackie Is a 'Serial Liar' Who 'Fabricated' Rolling Stone Rape Story

A year and a half ago, the Rolling Stone published a now-retracted article telling the story of a woman called Jackie’s gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, and the gross misconduct of administrators that followed. One of those administrators, associate dean Nicole Eramo, has since filed a defamation suit…

Martese Johnson, UVA Student Beaten by Police, Files Lawsuit Against State Agency 

Martese Johnson, the 21-year-old University of Virginia student who was beaten and arrested by agents from the state’s state Alcoholic and Beverage Control (ABC) agency, filed a $3 million lawsuit against the agency. Johnson filed the suit in a Charlottesville court on Tuesday. In the complaint, he alleges that three…

Dang: Could the Idea of Rape on College Campuses Mostly Be... a Myth?

Jackie lied and Rolling Stone fucked up so tremendously, and those stats about how many women “get raped” “in their lifetime” seem crazy, anyway—so shocking that, like the UVA lede, there’s something suspicious about the whole matter. No decent parent would even send their daughter to college if “rape culture” was…