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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NJ: Fake cop, armed w/ gun, pulls woman over in Teaneck

The suspect: White male, 5 feet 9 inches and 170 pounds, with a thin build, dark eyes, and brown hair, he is in his 40’s.

TEANECK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — He had a gun, flashing lights on his car and claimed to be a cop, but real police in Bergen County said the man was a phony.  The suspect allegedly pulled a woman over with blue flashing lights and had a gun on his hip.It happened last Saturday around 11 a.m. on River Road and Deerbord Street. The woman knew something just wasn’t right. Police said the lights were the first giveaway. A vehicle with only blue flashing lights is not an official police officer.

He got out of his vehicle and approached her car, identified himself as a detective, and said that she was speeding,” said Teaneck police Detective Lt. Andrew McGurr… The quick-thinking woman took off, and police said she did the right thing.

“Our officers know what to do, that they are to identify themselves and if someone has a problem with that they will request a marked unit to respond to the location,” McGurr said.

Source: Fake Cop Pulls Woman Over In Teaneck, New Jersey

NYC: Serial pervert wanted for rape of jogger at East River Park identified

The NYPD has identified the man accused of raping a 26-year-old woman who was jogging on a foot path inside East River Park Wednesday evening.  Thanks to numerous Crime Stoppers tips, the suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Paul Niles who is described as being 5’9″ and weighing 200 pounds… Niles was last arrested for masturbating in front of a school.

The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.  The victim reached the band shell area of the park when the suspect attacked her and then raped her before fleeing on bike..  Police say he then took her cellphone and credit card, which he used at a nearby deli…

Source: Suspect wanted for rape of jogger identified