Rolling Stone found guilty of defamation

USA Today report:

A jury in Charlottesville, Va., found Friday that Rolling Stone magazine and its reporter defamed a school administrator over a now-debunked article about a purported gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity.

After some 20 hours of deliberation, the 10-person jury found reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely responsible for defamation with malice on six claims by Nicole Eramo, and Rolling Stone magazine and Wenner Media responsible for defaming her on three claims.

Pleased to see accountability for such a disgraceful breach of journalistic ethics where they ran a story alleging serious criminal behaviour without any verification at all.

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