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Rolling Stone Trial Over Fake Rape Story

October 16, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. — For the first time since Rolling Stone magazine’s shocking story about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia hit shelves two years ago, the public may hear from the young woman at the center of the now discredited article.

A defamation trial against the magazine is set to begin Oct. 17 over its article about “Jackie” and her harrowing account about being gang raped in a fraternity initiation.

University administrator Nicole Eramo claims the story cast her as its “chief villain” and is seeking $7.85 million.

Jackie was forced to answer questions about the case in April, but her comments have been kept under wraps.

Eramo’s attorneys say they intend to call Jackie as a witness at trial, although it’s possible the jury will watch a video of her deposition instead of hearing from her in person.

(ALANNA DURKIN RICHER)

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