Defamation Lawsuit Against Rolling Stone Magazine Likely Set For Trial This Year

August 17, 2016

A federal judge says a defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine over a now-debunked article about a rape at the University of Virginia likely will head to a jury trial later this year.

The Washington Post reported that U.S. District Court Judge Glen E. Conrad said during a hearing Friday that aspects of UVa administrator Nicole Eramo’s case likely will proceed to a jury.

Eramo is an associate dean of students at the university who had counseled “Jackie,” the woman who claimed to be raped in the November 2014 story. Eramo sued the magazine and the article’s author for more than $7.5 million, saying she was cast as the “chief villain.”

Elizabeth McNamara, an attorney representing Rolling Stone, told reporters Friday that the case should be dismissed.

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  • August 18, 2016 at 8:39 am
    Yogi Polar Berra says:
    RS is a liberal rag that is losing subscribers and will fade away into oblivion, sooner rather than later. As a side point, the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame is driven by the w... read more
  • August 17, 2016 at 2:22 pm
    Agent says:
    Yogi, judging from your dislikes, there are a lot of fans of Rolling Stone on this blog. Yes, it is a rag and should be put out of business.
  • August 17, 2016 at 11:09 am
    Yogi Polar Berra says:
    Debunked story. Lies. Harmed reputation. Why wouldn't this case go forward to trial? Hack media outlets like Rolling Stone Mag, er, Rag, should be punished for writing 'fictio... read more

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