Town Square

The "Rolling Stone" rape story finally gets some closure

Original post made by I didn't know that, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park, on Nov 4, 2016

When "Almanac" blogger Jessica T. posted on her archived "10 to Twins" blog the story titled "Don't fund the Rape Culture at my alma mater" many of us were upset. She had assumed that an article in "Rolling Stone" magazine titled "A Rape on Campus" was factual. Of those that commented on her post no one claimed that sexual assaults didn't occur on our campuses. Only that her jump to a "Rape Culture" based on a magazine article was a little bit of a stretch.

In fact, the story turned out to be more fantasy than fact. A University of Virginia Associate Dean filed a lawsuit in response to the story and today the stories writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely, as well as Rolling Stone Magazine itself, were found guilty of defamation - with actual malice.

Web Link

Sexual assault is a serious issue and a serious problem in our culture. Stories like "A Rape on Campus" and the Duke lacrosse case do nothing more than keep victims of these crimes in the shadows. Sabrina Rubin Erdely and "Rolling Stone" are going to have to pay for what they did. Jessica T. won't face any sort of discipline for perpetuating the fantasy in our community. In fact, she never even offered an apology.



Posted by Mot time
a resident of Atherton: Lloyden Park
on Nov 4, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Rspeaking Culture - see Trump's own words on video.