U-Va. dean sues Rolling Stone for ‘false’ portrayal in retracted rape story

A University of Virginia associate dean of students filed a multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone on Tuesday, alleging that the magazine 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 story 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, Va. The magazine retracted the story after news organizations and the Columbia University journalism school found serious flaws in it.

Eramo, who is the university’s chief administrator dealing with sexual assaults, argues in the lawsuit that the story destroyed her credibility, permanently damaged her reputation and caused her emotional distress…

  • c w

    how can you be callous and indifferent to a false rape claim? Oh the legal wrangling will be delicious.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I am rooting for the dean.

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  • Vanko

    This is like when Nazi’s and Commie’s fight.Yeah,Baby!