Rolling Stone Walks Back Controversial UVA Rape Story
After publishing an article that shook up the nation — Rolling Stone has now apologized for the story claiming it had too many holes in it.By Jamal Andress | December 5, 2014
Rolling Stone issued an apology Friday for a story that made national headlines. It was a gripping account of an alleged gang rape at the hands of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members on the University of Virginia campus, but according to the outlet, the victim's story had too many holes in it.
Will Dana, Rolling Stone's managing editor, published the apology Friday. It reads, in part: "In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie's account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced."
Jackie is the name of the alleged victim in the story written by Rolling Stone journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely.