Rolling Stone rape article author previously fell for a hoax story from ‘sexually abused altar boy named Billy’, report claims

Sabrina Rubin Erdely

The author behind a Rolling Stone article claiming a University of Virginia student had been gang-raped at a fraternity also fell for a dubious testimony from a boy claiming he was sexually abused by priests, it has been claimed.

Sabrina Rubin Erdely forced the magazine into an apology after the story published in November based on the account by alleged victim ‘Jackie’ was found to have a large number of inaccuracies.

Now it has been claimed that she accepted the claims of petty criminal Billy Doe, who claimed he was raped by members of the Philadelphia Archdiocese, testimony which a legal website claims had a series of discrepancies.

According to Big Trial, Doe told his story to the archdiocese, police, and a grand jury, and would subsequently before recounting it to two different juries in separate criminal cases.

Each time he told his story, the site accused the details of changing…

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