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'Jackie' to give deposition in lawsuit against Rolling Stone

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WVIR News StaffCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) - The woman profiled in the now-retracted Rolling Stone article about rape at the University of Virginia will have to sit for a deposition as part of a lawsuit against the magazine.

Rolling Stone Magazine published "A Rape on Campus" by Sabrina Rubin Erdely in its November 2014 issue. In the article, a student known as "Jackie" described being gang raped at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at U.Va. in September of 2012.

Jackie is scheduled to be questioned by opposing attorneys on Thursday, April 7. Those attorneys say her story could not stand up to scrutiny and the magazine should have figured that out.

Rolling Stone issued an apology in December 2014, saying that discrepancies in Jackie's story were discovered.

Jackie's legal team claims U.Va. Associate Dean of Students Nicole Eramo's tactics in this case, including forcing a deposition, show she created an environment hostile to the victims of sexual assault.

Eramo has filed a defamation suit against Rolling Stone Magazine, Wenner Media, and Erdely. She is asking for $7.5 million in compensatory damages.


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