Published: Thu, April 13, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Rolling Stone Settles One UVA Lawsuit, Still Faces Another

Rolling Stone Settles One UVA Lawsuit, Still Faces Another

A settlement has been reached in a defamation lawsuit over a now-debunked Rolling Stone magazine article about a gang rape at the University of Virginia.

Details about the settlement are being kept quiet, according to BuzzFeed, but UVA administrator Nicole Eramo filed notice in federal court informing them that she was dropping her lawsuit against Rolling Stone, the magazine's parent company Wenner Media, and Rolling Stone reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely. "It allows Nicole to move on and really focus on what she does best, which is help victims of sexual assault. i think she's thrilled to have this behind her", Libby Locke said". The jury awarded Eramo $3 million in damages, with $2 million designated to be paid by Erdely and $1 million to be paid by Rolling Stone and Wenner Media Inc.

Eramo leaves court with her lawyer in November. Rolling Stone has now agreed to what's called a confidential settlement. Please support our efforts. Eramo declared writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely had defamed her in a 2014 article about an alleged gang rape at a Madison Lane frat house. Jurors said the magazine and its publisher didn't act with actual malice when the story was originally published but did when it was "republished". Eramo, who counseled Jackie, said she tried to get the young woman to report her assault to police, but Jackie refused to cooperate. The judge granted Rolling Stone's motion, and the defendant is still aiming to overturn that sanctions order.

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Jackie's attorneys maintain she is a sexual assault victim, so she never appeared in person at the trial and her full name has remained confidential.

The magazine still faces a more than $25 million lawsuit filed by the fraternity where the woman identified only as "Jackie" claimed she had been raped. Jackie said repeatedly that she couldn't remember when pressed to explain what she told Erdely about her sexual assault.

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