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Media: Jury Finds Against Rolling Stone Suit In Rape Story

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Media report a federal jury has found Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter defamed a University of Virginia administrator in a discredited story about gang rape at a fraternity house.

Word of the jury decision came Friday afternoon in multiple news outlets.

University of Virginia administrator Nicole Eramo claimed the 2014 article portrayed her as a villain who discouraged the woman identified only as Jackie from reporting the incident to police. A police investigation found no evidence to back up Jackie's claims.

Here & Now's Robin Young discusses the latest with NPR's David Folkenflik.

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David Folkenflik, NPR media correspondent. He tweets @davidfolkenflik.

This segment aired on November 4, 2016.

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