CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A young woman at the center of a debunked article in Rolling Stone magazine about a campus gang rape at the University of Virginia has been ordered to turn over documents.
A federal judge in Charlottesville made the ruling Tuesday as part of a defamation lawsuit filed by a top U.Va. administrator. Nicole Eramo's lawsuit said she was cast as the "chief villain" in the article.
The article was about a student identified only as "Jackie" who claimed she was raped by seven men in a fraternity initiation. Media outlets report the judge ordered her to hand over communication documents pertaining to the article and her alleged sexual assault.
Other lawsuits have been filed by the fraternity that was the focus of the article and three members.