Defamation Suit Over Rolling Stone Article Is Revived on Appeal

By | September 21, 2017

A defamation lawsuit suit against Rolling Stone magazine over its retracted 2014 article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was partially revived by a federal appeals court in New York.

The lower-court judge was wrong to dismiss all claims by three former students at the university, a three-judge panel ruled Tuesday. The appeals court said the men presented adequate evidence that the alleged misstatements in the article could be read to implicate them.

The court upheld dismissal of claims related to remarks by the article’s author on a podcast, agreeing that they constituted her opinion and weren’t subject to a defamation claim. Wenner Media this week put the magazine up for sale.

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  • September 23, 2017 at 1:01 am
    Doug Fisher says:
    You missed the actual point of his comment and took the bait he left for you, instead. Typical, sad, and altogether hilarious, as usual.
  • September 22, 2017 at 12:58 pm
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
    How exactly do you hope to censor news reported 'unfairly' (my presumption of your opinion) if Fox terminates those who violate company policies? How can Fox be held accounta... read more
  • September 22, 2017 at 2:30 am
    UW says:
    Good precedent to eventually sue Fox News out of existence, if their numerous sexual assaults and harassment-supported by the normal characters here-don't do it first.

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