“Jackie” From False UVA Fraternity Rape Article Testifies In Suit Against Rolling Stone

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The girl who lied about being brutally gang raped at the Phi Kappa Psi house at the University of Virginia, detailed in a since-redacted Rolling Stone article, was deposed yesterday. No news on what occurred in the courtroom has been released yet.

The lawyers for “Jackie” tried to weasel her out of testifying, saying that reliving the ordeal in court could traumatize her all over again. Traumatize her again? She made it up! The only trauma she could possibly have experienced was from remorse for nearly ruining the lives of innocent people in a bid for attention.

But a Virginia judge ruled that “Jackie” would indeed have to appear in court. While there are multiple cases against Rolling Stone for the massive journalistic error, including one by the fraternity, this appearance will be in the defamation lawsuit by Nicole P. Eramo. In the article, Eramo was portrayed as a villain who did nothing but let “Jackie” suffer when she tried to report her rape.

From The New York Times:

A judge in Virginia ruled Tuesday that a former University of Virginia student whose account of a gang rape on campus was the basis of a retracted Rolling Stone article must give a deposition on Thursday in a defamation lawsuit against the magazine.

Lawyers for the former student, identified in the magazine only as Jackie, argued that having to relive the ordeal could traumatize her again. But the woman is a key figure in the lawsuit by Nicole P. Eramo, an associate dean, who says she was portrayed as the “chief villain” in the 2014 article.

The ruling, by Chief Judge Glen Conrad of the Western District of Virginia, will require Jackie to be available for questioning by lawyers for Rolling Stone and Ms. Eramo, according to the Washington radio station WTOP. Recordings and transcripts will be made confidential.

Ms. Eramo is seeking nearly $8 million in damages from Rolling Stone, its parent company and Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the author of the article. A review of the article by the Columbia School of Journalism found a sweeping series of missteps, including a failure to verify Jackie’s account independently.

Get nice and comfortable on the stand, Jackie. I’m sure you’ll be back up there soon once these other suits start up.

[via The New York Times]

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    1. StockWithFrock

      There’s no way. Unlike Gawker, Rolling Stone has diversified their assets into more than just their front media. It’s a nice thought, but I guarantee RS can afford a hundred of these lawsuits.

      8 years ago at 10:28 am
      1. BornProudRaisedProud1890

        Their band alone has made enough to pay off anything they’re ruled to owe.

        8 years ago at 2:23 pm
  1. StockWithFrock

    Finally a reason for these shit “news” agencies to think twice about jumping on the frat-hate bandwagon. Hopefully this sets something of a precedent in these situations.

    8 years ago at 10:27 am
  2. Fratticus.Finch

    It’s a super fucked up world we live in if one crazy person and a lie can destroy an innocent man’s life.

    8 years ago at 10:30 am
    1. 144agemo

      And one can shirk legal obligations by citing PTSD from an incident that never. fucking. happened

      8 years ago at 10:35 am
  3. The ATF Store

    This “Jackie” twat should be prosecuted. Good on the judge for not feeding into her psychotic “trauma” bs.

    8 years ago at 10:31 am
    1. northpoleAKAK

      As awful as what Jackie did was, she didn’t commit a crime. If she went to the police, then yes but all she did was make up a story to a journalist. It’s the responsibility of the journalist and her fucking job to confirm her sources with credible documentation, so her and every single person that saw the story and OKd it should be sued the fuck out of.

      And I’m glad she has to testify cause obviously she’s relevant to the cases.

      A funny side note of this is if she has lawyers good enough to try to protect her from testifying in a case where she’s not even the defendant she’s just as privileged as they accuse us of being. Bitch

      8 years ago at 11:32 am
      1. RisingFratstarOfTX

        Since any kind of suit on her is out of the question, I hope she’s ostracized and can never get a decent job. Maybe have her tubes tied too so she can’t make little miniature pieces of shit.

        8 years ago at 12:10 pm
      2. The ATF Store

        Educate yourself, son.
        US Common Decency Code 14, subsection 39-276; Malicious Twatery – “The act of being a twat; causing intentional harm to others through attention seeking whoredom; malice defaming of one’s character through false claim; being a “Jackie”.
        Punishable by public shaming and lifetime registry on the “no D for life” list.
        One in three males will be a victim of this calculated and heinous crime during their lifetime. This is according to the C ultured U nited N ational T eam.

        8 years ago at 12:23 pm
  4. TheGreatCornholio

    Fuck you, Jackie. You lying bitch. I hope you get everything you have coming to you.

    8 years ago at 12:21 pm
  5. 1488_white

    Gee i wonder who owns this publication, is there a chance their name (((echoes)))?

    8 years ago at 8:19 pm
  6. nolenation44

    So when do the law suits from “The Hunting Ground” start? That movie was equally as unreliable as that article.

    8 years ago at 10:28 am