SINCE IT’S CLEAR IT WAS A HOAX, WHY ISN’T HER NAME PUBLICIZED? Judge orders Rolling Stone rape hoaxer to testify.
The University of Virginia student whose fantastical tale of fraternity gang-rape captivated the country until it was exposed as fraudulent will have to testify as part of a lawsuit against the magazine that printed the story.
U.Va.’s “Jackie”* will be deposed for at least three-and-a-half hours by lawyers for Nicole Eramo, the assistant dean of students at the university. Rolling Stone, which printed Jackie’s claims, will also be allowed to depose the former student for three-and-a-half hours.
Judge Glen Conrad, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia, dismissed Jackie’s lawyer’s claims that their client was still a “victim” of a sexual assault and ordered the young woman to testify. Jackie’s lawyers had previously tried to quash the deposition, claiming it would cause her “significant and undeniable psychological harm.”
She’s not a victim, she’s a victimizer. Now she’s playing the “fragile female” card to escape accountability.