Judgment in Rolling Stone defamation case put on hold

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Posted: Dec 07, 2016 5:07 PM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Enforcement of a jury's decision in a defamation case against Rolling Stone has been put on hold while a judge considers the magazine's challenge to the verdict.

Jurors found in November that the magazine, its publisher and a reporter defamed University of Virginia administrator Nicole Eramo with its botched story "A Rape on Campus." Eramo was awarded $3 million.

Attorneys for the magazine asked the judge Monday to overrule the jury's verdict.

Judge Glen Conrad said Wednesday that the enforcement of the jury's verdict is on hold while he considers the magazine's request.

The story told the account of a woman identified only as "Jackie," who said she was gang raped at the University of Virginia. A police investigation found no evidence to back up her claims.