October 15th, 2016

Eramo of UVA tells her story

In connection with her lawsuit against Rolling Stone for damages done to her as a result of their false UVA fraternity rape story, Nicole Eramo has given an interview:

Eramo told ABC News that she could not discuss her interactions with Jackie beyond what was contained in court documents for her defamation lawsuit against the magazine in order not to violate the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

The trial for Eramo’s $7.85 million defamation civil suit against Rolling Stone is expected to start Monday. The UVA chapter of Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity named in the article, also brought a defamation suit against the magazine, for $25 million; it is scheduled go to trial in the fall of 2017.

In the article, Jackie claimed that Eramo seemed to discourage her from going public with her allegations because she was worried about the university’s reputation and that Eramo said, “Nobody wants to send their daughter to a rape school.”

Eramo told ABC News that she never said that and she would never make a statement like that to an alleged sexual assault survivor. When asked whether Jackie made up that statement, Eramo said, “I can’t say, but I know I didn’t say it.”

I hope she wins every penny, and I hope the same for the fraternity’s lawsuit.

I wrote about the case extensively at the time, and there is no question in my mind that the periodical and its reporter were at fault and should be held accountable. I also have a dream, perhaps an unrealistic one: that the results of the lawsuit would further discourage other periodicals from being similarly reckless about what they publish in their pursuit of their own political goals.

6 Responses to “Eramo of UVA tells her story”

  1. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    The reporter was on ABC last night crying about being made the victim…

  2. Mrs Whatsit Says:

    I thought the fraternity’s lawsuit had been dismissed, but I looked it up and I see that I was wrong. There were three lawsuits – Eramo’s and the fraternity’s in VA state court, and one by three fraternity members in a NY federal court. It was the federal lawsuit that got dismissed, for the reason that the story was so obviously fabricated that no one would think these three individuals were the rapists. Interesting.

  3. n.n Says:

    The Pro-Choice Church continues to lose viability with self-inflicted wounds.

  4. Richard Aubrey Says:

    Erdely had come up with two previous perfect stories about rape culture in the RC church and the Navy, both falling apart on examination.
    With that in her CV, she was a sure thing for RS looking for the perfect rape. She went to several campuses but didn’t get the right vibe.
    Then cometh UVa.
    She referred to the students as “blonde, tan, buff”. SJW-speak for you should hate them already, details if any to follow.
    Hard to believe RS was that dumb. But confirmation bias is powerful. Or maybe RS knew better but confirmation bias would sell the story to their readers who could be counted upon to be thinking the Correct Thoughts to begin with.

  5. Frog Says:

    RS is a Leftist rag, always has been. Rebellion, doing one’s own thing, blah blah. POS.
    RS is not dumb. It makes money and encourages marijuana-smoking ignorati.

  6. Assistant Village Idiot Says:

    “I Have a Dream, that periodicals will be judged by the content of their character, and not by the colors on their covers.”

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