Trial Begins in Defamation Suit Over Rolling Stone ‘Rape on Campus’ Story

Nearly two years since it was originally published, Rolling Stone‘s discredited article about an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house will take center stage in court on Monday.

The magazine is heading to trial in Charlottesville, Virginia in a defamation lawsuit brought by a UVA administrator named Nicole Eramo who says the story portrayed her as callous and insensitive to the plight of an alleged rape victim. Jury selection began on Monday morning.

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