CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Date rape is a serious issue on college campuses across the country, but at the University of Virginia the burning issue may be "fake rape."
A UVA administrator has brought an $8 Million defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine and one of its writers.
That's because last year, Rolling Stone retracted an article from 2014 that reported a woman known as "Jackie" claimed to be raped by members of a UVA frat on campus.
But police and a journalist review board later proved the facts in the story were false, and that forced Rolling Stone to make the retraction.
Now, the judge in the defamation suit has ruled that "Jackie" must testify under oath in the case, so she will be grilled for about five hours by both sides.
Last November, the fraternity named in the article also filed a $25 Million lawsuit against the magazine and the author.
So, Rolling Stone could be digging deep in their wallet over this whole story.
Talk about a costly mistake!
In the meantime, campus life goes on...