Ex-Dean at UVA Awarded $3M in Defamation Case

November 8, 2016

A federal jury on Monday said that Rolling Stone and one of its writers must pay a former University of Virginia associate dean $3 million for defamation, The New York Times reported. The ruling came in a suit was brought by Nicole Eramo, an administrator who was in charge of handling sexual violence cases in the period covered by a now discredited article about an alleged gang rape at Virginia. On Friday, the jury found that Eramo had been defamed, but a subsequent hearing and deliberations led to Monday's award.

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