Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity at the center of Rolling Stone’s botched campus rape story, has sued the magazine for $25 million. The suit is against the magazine and the author of the now-retracted piece, Sabrina Rubin Erdely.
The article in question—”A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA”—was published in November of last year. In the piece, Erdely claimed that a student named “Jackie” was gang raped by members of Phi Kappa Psi. However, soon after, almost every aspect of the article was disproven, leading Rolling Stone to retract it.
“Rolling Stone and Erdely had an agenda, and they were recklessly oblivious to the harm they would cause innocent victims in their ruthless pursuit of that agenda,” reads the suit.