REWIND: Author of Discredited Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story Will Apologize TonightPosted: April 5, 2015 | |
Robby Soave writes: Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the author of Rolling Stone‘s much-maligned story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia, plans to formally apologize for her mistakes, according to CNN‘s Brian Stetler.
Erdely stopped responding to questions and interview requests at the beginning of December, as reporters began to call into question the details of the story. (Richard Bradley and I were the first to do so.) Since then, the story has completely collapsed and was essentially confirmed as false by The Washington Post and the Charlottesville police department.
Erdely plans to break her silence tonight, according to The Daily Caller:
But now, according to CNN’s Brian Stelter, Erdely plans to make a public apology nearly four months after Rolling Stone’s retraction. Her apology appears to be timed to coincide with the release of a Columbia School of Journalism report on Rolling Stone’s journalistic failings….(read more)
- Disgraced Rolling Stone Reporter Will Finally Apologize For UVA Rape Story [VIDEO] (dailycaller.com)
- Report on ‘Rolling Stone’ rape story coming Sunday (usatoday.com)
- Police report on Virginia gang-rape not the final word (reviewtimes.com)
- Charlottesville Police Find No Evidence in U-Va. Sexual Assault Case (blackpressusa.com)
- ‘No evidence’ UVa gang rape occurred (bbc.co.uk)
- Rolling Stone and Sabrina Erdely to Apologize for and Take Down Discredited Rape Article (mediaite.com)
- Rolling Stone UVA ‘rape’ story: Columbia review finds ‘systemic’ failure (theguardian.com)
- Rolling Stone Will Publish a Review of the UVA Rape Story (nymag.com)