‘Rolling Stone’ Reporter Sabrina Erdely Apologizes to Everyone but the Accused for False Rape Story

Warner Todd Huston
Big Journalism
6 Apr 2015

On Sunday night, Rolling Stone magazine published a report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism detailing the many failures of its University of Virginia rape story.

In conjunction with that report, the writer who brought us Jackie’s tale, Sabrina Erdely, issued an apology for her slipshod work. But in her statement Erdely apologized to everyone but those she hurt the most, the members of Phi Kappa Psi whose lives she so seriously impacted.

Erdely noted that the last few months have been “the most painful of my life.” She continued, saying, “Reading the Columbia account of the mistakes and misjudgments in my reporting was a brutal and humbling experience.”

“I want to offer my deepest apologies,” the writer added, “to Rolling Stone’s readers, to my Rolling Stone editors and colleagues, to the U.V.A. community, and to any victims of sexual assault who may feel fearful as a result of my article.”…



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Also at the site, UVA Frat Has Powerful Legal Case Against Rolling Stone

On Monday, the University of Virginia’s Phi Kappa Psi fraternity announced it would investigate a lawsuit against Rolling Stone after the magazine’s massive “Rape on Campus” expose turned out to have been based completely on a fraudulent story. The fraternity released a statement regarding their potential lawsuit…



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