CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Three friends of an alleged victim of a gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house told The Associated Press that a magazine article about the events of the night in question was wrong on a number of key points.
Among the issues highlighted by 20-year-old third-year students Ryan Duffin, Kathryn Hendley, and Alex Stock:
—The Rolling Stone article said the friends encouraged the alleged assault victim, identified only as "Jackie," not to contact police. The friends say the opposite is true: that they were adamant she needed to contact police — but Jackie did not want to.
— The article said all three friends heard Jackie's story on the night of the incident. The friends say only two friends were present; the third was asked to stay away.
— The article reported that Jackie was gang-raped by seven men who beat her and threw her through a glass table while two other men urged them on in a fraternity house. The friends say Jackie told them that she was forced to perform oral sex on five men.