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U.Va. Associate Dean Sues Rolling Stone For Rape Story

The suit was filed Tuesday by Nicole Eramo, who is the top administrator dealing with sexual assaults at the Charlottesville school.
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RICHMOND, Va. -- A University of Virginia associate dean is seeking more than $7.5 million from Rolling Stone magazine in a defamation lawsuit stemming from a debunked account of an alleged gang rape on campus.

Previous Coverage: Rolling Stone Casts Doubt On UVA Rape Story

The suit was filed Tuesday by Nicole Eramo, who is the top administrator dealing with sexual assaults at the Charlottesville school.ID=27196475

In a news release, Eramo said she was filing the lawsuit to "set the record straight" and to hold the magazine and writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely accountable.

Previous Coverage: Police Unable To Verify 'Rolling Stone' Rape Story

A report published by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism said the magazine failed at virtually every step in the reporting and editing of the story.

The suit was filed in Charlottesville Circuit Court. It also names Wenner Media for false and defamatory statements.

Rolling Stone did not immediately respond to a phone call or email seeking comment.

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