‘Rolling Stone’ magazine headed to court over discredited rape story

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The woman who claimed she was gang raped in a now-discredited story in Rolling Stone magazine said the University of Virginia dean who counselled her after she came forward about her alleged assault “did everything right,” an attorney said Tuesday.

The attorney’s comment came during the opening of a $7.85 million defamation trial against the magazine over its November 2014 story “A Rape on Campus.” It was the first time that any portion of the deposition from the woman identified in the article only as “Jackie” has been publicly revealed.

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