BREAKING: Rolling Stone Loses UVA Gang Rape Defamation Suit

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Jury finds reporter, Rolling Stone responsible for defaming U-Va. dean with gang rape story

A federal court jury decided Friday that a Rolling Stone journalist defamed a former University of Virginia associate dean in a 2014 magazine article about sexual assault on campus that included a debunked account of a fraternity gang rape.

The 10 member jury concluded that the Rolling Stone reporter, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, was responsible for defamation, with actual malice, in the case brought by Nicole Eramo, a U-Va. administrator who oversaw sexual violence cases at the time of the article’s publication. The jury also found the magazine and its publisher responsible for defaming Eramo.

The $7.5 million lawsuit centered on Erdely’s 9,000-word article titled “A Rape on Campus.” The article appeared online in late Nov. 2014 and on newsstands in the magazine’s December 2014 issue.

The story opened with a graphic depiction…

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Newark, NJ officer arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl

…County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday that Manny Marques was arrested in Newark following the alleged incident over the weekend.The victim was 4 years old, News12 reports.He faces charges of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Authorities say the charges aren’t related to his work as a Newark police officer…Source: Newark, NJ officer arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting 4-year-old

When You’re Falsely Accused of a Gun Crime – 12 Things You Need to Know | Ammoland.com

Until you’re accused of a crime, you may be blissfully ignorant of the fact that “innocent until proven guilty” is a myth. In reality, it’s the opposite. Michelle Gesse, whose husband lived the nightmare of being falsely accused of a firearms related felony, explains what all Americans need to know now about the criminal justice system.

The scary part of this story is how easily it could happen to any one of us.   Steven and Michelle Gesse thought that the small dinner party they hosted on the night of April 5, 2009, would be just that: an informal, pleasant gathering of neighbors over good food and good wine…

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