University of Virginia Associate Dean Files Suit Against Rolling Stone

Nicole Eramo is seeking $7.85 million in damages.

An ugly chapter in Rolling Stone’s history is about to get a lot uglier.

Per Richmond Times-Dispatch City Hall reporter Graham Moomaw, University of Virginia associate dean of students Nicole Eramo has filed a defamation lawsuit and is seeking $7.85 million in damages from Rolling Stone magazine and “A Rape on Campus” article author Sabrina Rubin Erdely. From Newsweek reporter Polly Mosendz’s item:

In the lawsuit, Eramo’s attorney writes: “Rolling Stone and Erdely’s highly defamatory and false statements about Dean Eramo were not the result of an innocent mistake; they were the result of a wanton journalist who was more concerned with writing an article that fulfilled her preconceived narrative about the victimization of women on American college campuses, and a malicious publisher who was more concerned about selling magazines to boost the economic bottom line for its faltering magazine, than they were about discovering the truth or actual facts.”

The lawsuit was filed in Charlottesville.