Rolling Stone retracted the story in its entirety on April 5, At the party, Jackie alleged in the article, her date led her to a bedroom where she was gang raped by several fraternity members as part of a fraternity initiation ritual. After other journalists investigated the article's claims and found significant discrepancies, Rolling Stone issued multiple apologies for the story. It has since been reported that Jackie may have invented portions of the story in an unsuccessful attempt to win the affections of a fellow student in whom she had a romantic interest.
Slut-Shaming and Rape Culture
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All rights reserved. Eramo in particular said she was subjected to a barrage of hate from readers in the aftermath. More than one in five female undergraduates said they had been victims of sexual assault or misconduct during their time at school, according to a survey conducted at 27 universities by The American Association of Universities. Many experts say these crimes are under-reported to university authorities or law enforcement. The reporter of the article, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, was accused of flawed reporting in a furor that caused Erdely to go into hiding due to death threats. Eramo and the fraternity in question have filed multi-million-dollar lawsuits against the magazine for defamation. Kennedy, Katie Couric and Tina Fey.
Jury Finds 'Rolling Stone,' Reporter Liable For Damages Over Rape Allegation Story
In the story Jackie was pushed through a low-lying glass table and pinned to the ground amid shards of glass. But cracks soon surfaced in the story. Rolling Stone faced years in the courts, paying out millions to those who suffered reputational damage — losses which may have contributed to the sale of the magazine in amid other financial strains. When it first came out, the Rolling Stone piece sparked protests at UVA, and the school announced the suspension of all college Greek life.
Merrit Kennedy. A federal jury has found that Rolling Stone, a reporter and the magazine's publisher are liable in a defamation lawsuit over a retracted article about an alleged rape at the University of Virginia. The trial centered on a November piece by reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely that told the story of a student, identified as "Jackie," who said she was brutally gang raped at a fraternity party in The shocking article quickly went viral and opened a national debate about how colleges handle allegations of rape. Shortly after its November publication, it became apparent that there were significant issues with the story, titled "A Rape on Campus.