Skip to comments.‘Jackie’ Sits Through Deposition for Rolling Stone Lawsuit
Posted on 04/08/2016 12:26:01 PM PDT by outpostinmass2
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) - NBC29 has confirmed a secret deposition of the woman at the center of a now-retracted Rolling Stone magazine article went through Thursday. The woman known as Jackie spent hours getting questioned by attorneys on both sides of a federal defamation lawsuit.
Rolling Stone Magazine published "A Rape on Campus" by Sabrina Rubin Erdely in its issue for November 2014. In the article, a student known as "Jackie" described being gang raped at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at UVA in September of 2012.
Jackie had previously refused to answer questions about her gang rape claims until a judge ordered her to do so this week.
The deposition was scheduled for Thursday but per a court order, details from it will be marked confidential.
Based off that order, Jackies deposition was supposed to happen at a mutually convenient location. Rolling Stone lawyers and lawyers for University of Virginia Associate Dean Nicole Eramo both got 3 hours and 30 minutes to ask questions. "In this case, Jackie clearly is a very important part. The initial story came from her, all the details came from her. It's very important to understand what the Rolling Stone did. Did they do a good job journalistically? Did they do a shoddy job and it's got to start with her and what she says, said NBC29 Legal Analyst Lloyd Snook.
Snook says 90 percent of civil cases are settled before it reaches a jury. He adds this federal case really starts with Jackie and the story she told Rolling Stone magazine.
A federal judge was assigned to oversee Thursdays deposition. The questioning was limited based off a hearing that happened on Monday in Roanoke.
As a general rule, federal judges don't like that.
In a related story, Crystal Mangum is serving a 17 year prison sentence for stabbing her boyfriend to death.
Refresh my memory. Who filed the lawsuit, the university or the real victims, Phi Kappa Psi?
First a tragedy, then a farce.
This one is for Dean Eramo, she is the Title 9 Coordinator at UVA. The dean was depicted as uncaring and did not believe Jackie’s story.
Depending on how the case proceeds, it won’t be to hard to figure out whether she was willing to tell the same story under oath subject to penalties for perjury.
Thanks. A lot of people got smeared by this, and the university was complicit in the persecution of the unjustly accused. I hope the fraternity and the slandered brothers individually sue everyone complicit, UVA, Rolling Stone, Erdely, all of them. Make it real expensive and send a real lesson.
This episode is directly linked to the White House:
The whole 1 in 4 farce is something that was going to be used by Hillary in her campaign until the numbers were proven wrong and this story blew-up. I hope this lawsuit keeps going deeper. A lot of people have been laying low that are linked.
I am not sure why this woman’s name is still “jackie” as she is not a rape victim but rather a liar. They should be using her real name.
I hope they bankrupt the Rolling Stone.
There is no legally-required reason that we shouldn’t know “Jackie’s” full [real] name.
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