In today’s news:
Rolling Stone Settles Suit Over Retracted ‘Rape on Campus’ Article
Rolling Stone magazine has settled a libel lawsuit over its discredited 2014 story about an alleged fraternity party gang rape at the University of Virginia.
The confidential agreement disclosed Tuesday brings to a close the defamation complaint in federal court of a university administrator who was in charge of handling student complaints of sexual misconduct at the school. . .
The settlement comes months after a federal jury in Richmond, Va., found that Rolling Stone had defamed Ms. Eramo and awarded her $3 million in damages, a judgment that Rolling Stone lawyers had been seeking to overturn.
The fraternity that UVa suspended in the aftermath of the story has a separate defamation case against Rolling Stone under way. I expect their settlement prospects just got stronger. Kegger!