‘Rolling Stone’ Says That it Went With False Rape Story Because White House Adviser Introduced Fake Victim

by Warner Todd Huston | July 20, 2015 3:25 pm

Rolling Stone magazine is now saying that it went with its fake rape story earlier this year because the fake victim was introduced to them by a White House adviser and because of that they just assumed the story was legit.

You’ll recall that Rolling Stone published a story about a woman who claimed that she was raped by the members of a fraternity. The magazine went wild with the story causing all sorts of trouble for the university, the fraternity, and individual members. But it turned out that the woman lied about every aspect of this fake rape. And Rolling Stone didn’t bother to check out any of its claims.

Now the magazine admits that the White House was the one pushing this fake story[1].

Rolling Stone has confirmed for the first time in a court filing that a University of Virginia sexual assault victim advocate, who also served on an Obama administration White House task force, introduced the student who became the centerpiece of the magazine’s now-retracted story about a gang rape on campus.

…But Rolling Stone’s recent legal answer adds another twist, pointing to a young woman, Emily Renda, who the magazine says played an important role in the story. According to Rolling Stone’s legal filing, Ms. Renda facilitated the introduction between the reporter, contributing editor Sabrina Rubin Erdely, and the purported victim, and essentially pushed the story in Washington and in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“Defendants admit that Erdely was directed to Jackie by Emily Renda, a recent UVA graduate and sexual assault survivor who, at the time she met Erdely, was an employee of UVA working on sexual assault issues,” the magazine’s filing says. “Defendants further state that the fact that Emily Renda worked at UVA and directed Erdely to Jackie, coupled with the fact that Renda included Jackie’s account of being ‘gang-raped’ by multiple fraternity men in her June 2014 congressional testimony regarding campus sexual assault issues, provided credibility to Jackie’s story.”

So, Obama was pushing these lies, eh?

Endnotes:
  1. the White House was the one pushing this fake story: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/19/rolling-stone-says-university-of-virginia-rape-acc/

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