November 4, 2016

Reporter, Publication Held Liable In Rolling Stone Rape Story Lawsuit: The reporter was found liable with malice on six claims.

"A federal jury on Friday found Rolling Stone magazine liable of defaming a University of Virginia administrator by publishing a story it later retracted about an alleged gang rape at the school.
The decision followed a three-week trial in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville, Virginia, where the administrator, Nicole Eramo, sued the magazine, owner Wenner Media and reporter Sabrina Erdely for $7.9 million. The jury returns on Monday to determine damages in the case.
Erdely was found liable of actual malice, a key element in libel law, in six statements in the November 2014 story, “A Rape on Campus.” Rolling Stone and Wenner Media were each found liable of actual malice in three statements, according to court documents."
Subject Interviewing in journalism, Rape--Law and legislation, Mass media


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