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Rolling Stone Facing Possible Lawsuit By Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity
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Summary: Rolling Stone magazine will likely be facing a lawsuit for publishing a reckless “Rape on Campus” article.

The University of Virginia’s Phi Kappa Psi fraternity has announced that they are going to move forward with a lawsuit against Rolling Stone Magazine for their false reporting of a Phi Kappa Psi gang rape.

  
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“After 130 days of living under a cloud of suspicion as a result of reckless reporting by Rolling Stone magazine, today the Virginia Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi announced plans to pursue all available legal action against the magazine.” The fraternity said in a statement.

Although the fraternity has not formally decided to pursue a lawsuit, they announced a day after the Rolling Stone magazine published an inaccurate article that alleged that during a September 2012 Phi Kappa Psi party a freshman named Jackie was gang raped.

The writer of the article, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, falsely published an article without properly verifying the facts. Phi Kappa Psi claims that they did not even have a party on the date of the alleged accusations.

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A reviewer stated that if Rolling Stone, “had given the fraternity a chance to review the allegations in detail, the factual discrepancies the fraternity would like have reported might have led Erdely and her editors to try to verify Jackie’s account more thoroughly. They also added, “None of the editors ever discussed with Erdely” whether the fraternity had been given any details of the charges.

The president of the Phi Kappa Psi chapter, Stephen Scipione, stated on Monday, “this type of reporting serves as a sad example of a serious decline of journalistic standards.”



Source: http://money.cnn.com/2015/04/06/media/phi-kappa-psi-rolling-stone-legal-action/



 

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