UVA Dean Files $8M Defamation Lawsuit Against Rolling Stone
UVA's associate dean of students is suing Rolling Stone for nearly $8 million, claiming the magazine ruined her reputation in a now-debunked article.By Christian Bryant | May 12, 2015
Analysts expected Rolling Stone magazine to face some kind of legal action after a scathing report from the Columbia Journalism Review, which detailed the botched reporting of a supposed rape on the University of Virginia campus.
That expectation is now a reality. UVA Associate Dean of Students Nicole Eramo filed a multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone Tuesday.
According to the lawsuit, Eramo is seeking nearly $8 million in damages because of how she was portrayed in Rolling Stone's now debunked article, "A Rape on Campus." That article focused on the alleged sexual assault of a student, known as Jackie, while she was at a fraternity party.