UVA fraternity files $25M lawsuit against Rolling Stone

UVA fraternity files $25M lawsuit against Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone published the article "A Rape On Campus" that was later discredited. (Source: Evidence)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WWBT) - The Virginia Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi has filed a $25 million defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone following an article published by the magazine, "A Rape On Campus," that was later discredited in a scathing review.

The suit names Rolling Stone LLC, Wenner Media LLC., Straight Arrow Publishers LLC, and Sabrina Rubin Erdely as the defendants.

This follows lawsuits from Nicole Eramo, the UVA Associate Dean of Students, and from three fraternity brothers who say the magazine damaged their reputations.

The Rolling Stone writer profiled a student who claimed seven men took turns raping her at the Phi Kappa Psi house. Police later said there was no evidence to support the claims. The story was eventually retracted.

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