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UVA Dean’s Defamation Case Against Rolling Stone Will Go to Trial

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A United States District Court has denied Rolling Stone‘s petition to dismiss a defamation lawsuit stemming from story, “A Rape on Campus,” penned by Sabrina Rubin Erdely.

Judge Glen E. Conrad of the US  District Court of the Western District of Virginia,ruled against Rolling Stone and Erdely’s Motion for Summary Judgment, noting that there is certainly a question of fact as to whether the magazine — and the author — knew or should have known that “Jackie,” who claimed to have been gang-raped by a UVA fraternity, was lying about her sexual assault.

UVA Associate Dean Nicole Erasmo brought the lawsuit, claiming that she, among others, had been unfairly maligned when Erdely reported that Erasmo failed to follow up on Jackie’s claims and turned a blind eye to what Erdely considered an epidemic of sexual assault on UVA’s campus. – READ MORE

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