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UVA Dean Files $7.5 Million Lawsuit Against Rolling Stone Over Rape Hoax

Posted on | May 12, 2015 | 51 Comments

Making the liars pay for fake journalism:

A University of Virginia associate dean of students filed a multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine Tuesday, alleging that it portrayed her as callous and indifferent to allegations of sexual assault on campus and made her the university’s “chief villain” in a now-debunked article about a fraternity gang rape.
Nicole Eramo is seeking more than $7.5 million in damages from Rolling Stone; its parent company, Wenner Media; and Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the investigative journalist who wrote the explosive account of sexual assault on the campus in Charlottesville. The magazine retracted the article after news organizations and the Columbia University journalism school found serious flaws in it.

The entire complaint is online. Via Memeorandum, with more blog commentary from Reason Magazine, Legal In·surrectionEd Driscoll, Moe Lane, and The PJ Tatler.



51 Responses to “UVA Dean Files $7.5 Million Lawsuit Against Rolling Stone Over Rape Hoax”

  1. ISH @ Mininerd
    May 16th, 2015 @ 12:16 am

    I have already set aside a very nice bottle of Scotch and a good cigar for the day I get to read the transcript.