CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal judge says a defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine over a now-debunked article about a rape at the University of Virginia likely will head to a jury trial later this year.
The Washington Post reports that U.S. District Court Judge Glen E. Conrad said during a hearing Friday that aspects of UVa administrator Nicole Eramo’s case likely will proceed to a jury.READ MORE: Aunt Charged In Death Of 2 Children Whose Bodies Were Found During Essex Traffic Staff
Eramo is an associate dean of students at the university who had counseled “Jackie,” the woman who claimed to be raped in the November 2014 story. Eramo sued the magazine and the article’s author for more than $7.5 million, saying she was cast as the “chief villain.”READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 500 New Cases Reported For Second Consecutive Day
Elizabeth McNamara, an attorney representing Rolling Stone, told reporters Friday that the case should be dismissed.MORE NEWS: Howard County Schools Will Require Masks For Students, Staff And Visitors
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