“Rolling Stone” Settles Fake Story Lawsuit

posted by Mike Salois - 

"Rolling Stone" magazine will pay more than one and-a-half million dollars to settle a lawsuit filed by a University of Virginia fraternity. Phi Kappa Psi sued the magazine for defamation over a discredited 2014 story claiming that a young woman dubbed “Jackie” was gang-raped at a frat house.

"Rolling Stone" later retracted the story. A spokesman for the UVA chapter of the fraternity said on yesterday that the 1.65 million dollar settlement closes the book on what he called a "trying ordeal and its aftermath."

The story was retracted nearly a year later after police found the woman’s claim to have no evidence to back it up. Source: NBC News

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