Police: No Evidence to Back 'Rolling Stone' Article

March 24, 2015

Charlottesville, Va., police announced Monday that they have been unable to find any evidence of the 2012 fraternity gang rape alleged last year in an article in Rolling Stone. The University of Virginia, where the fraternity is located, requested the investigation after the article was published but before it was widely discredited. A statement from the police noted that the alleged victim (called Jackie in the article) did not cooperate. "Based on the information known to investigators at this time, we find no substantive basis of fact to conclude that an incident occurred that is consistent with the facts as described in the Nov. 19, 2014, Rolling Stone article," concluded the report. "The department’s investigation cannot rule out that something may have happened to 'Jackie' somewhere and at some time on the evening of Sept. 28, 2012. Yet without additional evidence we are simply unable to reach a definitive conclusion."

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