UVa Attorney Wanted ‘Jackie’ to disavow Rolling Stone story - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

UVa Attorney Wanted ‘Jackie’ to disavow Rolling Stone story

Email


by Associated Press


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ― A University of Virginia attorney asked a student who claimed in a Rolling Stone story that she was gang-raped to disavow the article after it was published.

The Washington Post reports that the university had wanted the woman identified only as “Jackie” to release a statement saying the 2014 story “A Rape on Campus” did “not accurately reflect” what she told author Sabrina Rubin Erdely. The proposed statement said Jackie didn’t tell anyone at the university that she was gang- raped on that date in the Phi Kappa Psi house.

The statement was never signed by Jackie. Its existence was revealed this week during testimony in the $7.5 million defamation lawsuit that university administrator Nicole Eramo filed against the magazine, claiming the article made her its “chief villain.”

RELATED ARTICLES >>
After Charlottesville Incident, UVA Students Mobilized Voters to the Polls CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--Bret Curtis, a fourth-year student at the University of Virginia, watched as recent events catapulted his beloved university into the national spotlight. There was the abduction and murder of a student, a high-profile magazine a...
Professor Apologizes for Fiery Response to Muslim Student CINCINNATI — A University of Cincinnati music teacher has apologized for his fiery online responses to a Muslim student who was critical of Donald Trump’s presidency and talked about celebrating freedom and diversity. College-Conservatory of Music...
Colleges Wrestle with Issue of Using Students’ Fees for Controversial Speakers Katherine Kerwin didn’t like to see a portion of the student fees she pays being spent to bring conservative speaker Ben Shapiro to the University of Wisconsin. Kerwin didn’t agree with Shapiro’s criticism of what he said were attempts to chill fr...
Pennsylvania Education Leader Going Extra Mile for Diversity  Long bike rides are an annual tradition for Dr. John Sygielski, who spent several weeks biking from New Orleans to Nashville this summer, traveling along the Natchez Trace Parkway and passing through Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Along the w...
Semantic Tags: