Why Rolling Stone’s Lawyers Aren’t Celebrating The Defamation Lawsuit’s Dismissal

The dismissed Rolling Stone lawsuit over the false University of Virginia campus rape article is not the win headlines suggest.

Before the lie gets halfway around the world, the trending headlines about the dismissal of the defamation suit against Rolling Stone are oversimplified. Only one of three defamation cases against the magazine has been dismissed. The lawsuit in federal court in New York has been dismissed. The two cases in Virginia, one in state court and the other in federal court, remain. Also, the plaintiffs in the New York case will likely appeal.

A little recap: A young freelance writer, Sabrina Erdely, wanted to publish a story about campus rape culture. She contacted a woman who had allegedly experienced a brutal gang rape at a frat party at the University of Virginia. Erdely found an eager editor at Rolling Stone magazine and submitted a horrible story to them.

  • simus1

    “a story about campus rape culture.”
    Only those with fables about white frat boy rapists from wealthy capitalist families need apply.
    Non white rapists very busy on many campuses today are really innocent because of colonialism and slavery that started and ended hundreds of years ago. Today’s rich and poor white people are also guilty for slavery today in assorted muslim ruled shitholes. This includes the rape of goofy feminists who take themselves to these shitholes “to help” but are then counseled to suppress same because islamphobia.

  • This and other cases like it are disgusting. This lying little b!#ch has done a grave disservice to actual victims of rape. Who will believe any rape case now?

    Rolling Stone should be used to line bird cages.

    • BillyHW

      My default position on rape cases now is always believe the white male over the white woman over anything coloured.

  • BillyHW

    When will women stop lying about rape?

  • WalterBannon

    I hope RS ends up like the Gawker.