October 28, 2016

Founder Says Rolling Stone Erred in Retracting Rape Article

"CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — In a defiant defense of the magazine he founded and owns, Jann S. Wenner said Rolling Stone was wrong to fully retract a discredited 2014 article about allegations of a gang rape at the University of Virginia, asserting in videotaped testimony shown on Friday that much of the material in the article was correct.
“We did everything reasonable, appropriate up to the highest standards of journalism to check on this thing,” Mr. Wenner said in a libel trial in federal court here. “The one thing we didn’t do was confront Jackie’s accusers — the rapists.”"

Hawes Spencer
New York Times
Date Added November 23, 2016
Date Modifed November 23, 2016
Collection Rolling Stone article 11/19/2014, "A Rape on Campus"

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