Rolling Stone Editor Exits As Rape Story Causes More Trouble
Rolling Stone's managing editor steps down as the magazine battles at least two lawsuits stemming from a now-retracted article about an alleged rape.By Christian Bryant | July 29, 2015
Rolling Stone is dealing with yet another lawsuit stemming from a now-retracted article that detailed an alleged rape on the University of Virginia campus.
As expected, three U.Va. graduates are suing Rolling Stone, the magazine's publisher and Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the journalist who wrote the article. All three graduates were members of Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity at the center of the alleged sexual assualt.
According to the paperwork filed in a U.S. District Court, the three graduates suffered "vicious and hurtful attacks" because of Erdely's "false claims" and are seeking nearly a quarter of a million dollars for their troubles.