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, â€œA Rape on Campus.â€ Rolling Stone and Wenner Media were each found liable of actual malice in three statements, according to court documents."
Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Scott Malone, Mary Milliken and Leslie Adler
|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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