Rolling Stone magazine retracted a widely discredited article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia after a top journalism school issued a scathing report Sunday concluding it had failed to meet proper journalistic standards.
News organizations following up on Rolling Stone’s horrifying tale of a gang rape at the University of Virginia exposed serious flaws in the report and the Charlottesville Police Department said its four-month investigation found no evidence that the attack happened — or that the man who allegedly orchestrated it even exists.
Columbia Journalism School says that on Sunday, it will release its review of a discredited Rolling Stone magazine article that portrayed a graphic rape at a University of Virginia fraternity.
Police are seeking information into a reported rape and assault of a woman in a vacant Columbia apartment.
A former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader faces a final case review in March on charges that she raped a teenage boy and provided other minors with alcohol.
Three friends of an alleged victim of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity told The Associated Press that a magazine article about the attack was wrong on a number of key points.
The Missouri Democrat fears the Rolling Stone’s “bad journalism” may prevent rape victims from coming forward in the future.
A national sorority advocacy group says the University of Virginia’s suspension of Greek activities isn’t the answer to resolving sexual assault and student safety issues.
The University of Virginia says it’s creating a group to explore its policies and campus culture after a Rolling Stone article on an alleged gang rape prompted an “intense, ongoing period of introspection.”
Advocates for sexual-assault victims say Rolling Stone’s backpedaling from an explosive account of a gang rape at the University of Virginia doesn’t change the fact that rape is a problem on college campuses and must be confronted — even as some expressed concern that the magazine’s apology could discourage victims from coming forward.