Report: Rolling Stone Settles With UVA Admin In Defamation Suit

University of Virginia Associate Dean Nicole Eramo slammed Rolling Stone for damaging her reputation in its retracted blockbuster article "A Rape On Campus."
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April 11, 2017 5:47 p.m.
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Rolling Stone Magazine has settled the defamation case filed by a University of Virginia administrator who was named in the publication’s now-debunked story about a gang rape on the university’s campus, BuzzFeed News reported Tuesday.

Details about the settlement are being kept quiet, according to BuzzFeed, but UVA administrator Nicole Eramo filed notice in federal court informing them that she was dropping her lawsuit against Rolling Stone, the magazine’s parent company Wenner Media, and Rolling Stone reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely.

Rolling Stone said in a statement to TPM that the terms of the settlement were confidential.

“Rolling Stone, Sabrina Rubin Erdely and Nicole Eramo have come to an amicable resolution,” the statement said. “The terms are confidential.”

This is most likely the end of a long saga after Rolling Stone published the bombshell story “A Rape On Campus” in 2014. Soon after the story was published, people began poking holes in the account of the protagonist’s — known as Jackie — story about being violently gang raped at a fraternity party. Rolling Stone has since retracted the story and apologized.

Jurors previously awarded Eramo $3 million in November, but the defendants challenged the verdict in December.

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