- Associated Press - Saturday, February 20, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The woman at the center of a debunked Rolling Stone article about a gang rape at the University of Virginia has been ordered to answer questions from lawyers as part of a civil lawsuit.

The Daily Progess in Charlottesville reports (https://bit.ly/1Re8RYY ) that federal judge Glen Conrad ordered the woman, identified only as “Jackie,” to submit to a deposition in the case on April 5.

Conrad also set an Oct. 11 trial date for the case, which is expected to last two weeks.

U. Va. administrator Nicole Eramo sued Rolling Stone and the article’s author, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, for defamation, saying the article cast her as “chief villain.” The article said Jackie was raped by seven men in a fraternity initiation. But the magazine retracted the piece after Jackie’s claims proved implausible.


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