Nicole Eramo was the Associate Dean of Students at University of Virginia when Rolling Stone magazine published and then retracted the article, “A Rape on Campus.” The article told the story of a woman named “Jackie” who claimed to have been gang-raped at a UVA fraternity house in May 2013. Eramo and her lawyers say the article portrayed Eramo “as a callous, indifferent administrator who became a false friend of Jackie in order to coddle her into not reporting her sexual assault beyond the bounds of Dean Eramo’s office.”
Eramo is suing Rolling Stone for $7.85 million for defamation. The civil trial is expected to start on Monday, October 17. The fraternity house named in the article, Phi Kappa Psi, is also suing Rolling Stone — for $25 million. Eramo will discuss her experience on ABC 20/20 (October 14) which airs Fridays at 10pm.