…but sometimes there’s justice.
Remember that UVa “campus rape culture” hoax that bubbled up in 2014? Recent news is that Rolling Stone will pay settlement damages to the fraternity they accused.
A source involved at the national level with the fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi, tells TheDC that Rolling Stone will pay $1.65 million to settle the defamation suit…
In the piece, “A Rape on Campus,” Erdely relayed the story of Jackie Coakley, a Virginia woman who claimed she was brutally raped by a group of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members during a party in Sept. 2012.
Separately, a UVa dean also got damages:
The magazine’s decision follows a settlement in April with Nicole Eramo, a University of Virginia associate dean who was also smeared in the article, which was written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely…
Erdely portrayed Eramo as dismissive of Coakley’s case. But it was later revealed that Coakley not only fabricated the attack by the fraternity members but that Eramo took her allegations seriously at the time she made them.
A jury in Virginia awarded Eramo $3 million in damages — $2 million from Erdely and $1 million from Rolling Stone.
I don’t know what has happened to the original accuser, Jackie Coakley?
While I’m at it:
- More college men are standing up to rape accusations, creating a cost for women who accuse falsely and colleges who take a “guilty until proven innocent” approach.
- This gets farther afield, but at Wichita State University, “open carry” will be allowed this summer and a couple professors are resigning over it.
I would expect that to be a good thing. Not having checked, I’d guess that the resigning professors are extreme leftists who lack common sense. Gun-free zones are dangerous (being the zones that mass-murderers gravitate to). Carry zones are a bit safer. People who can’t figure that out, probably shouldn’t be teaching.