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Suit: Frat Brothers Played Game to See Who Assaulted Woman

Victim sues, describes horrifying gang rape at Ramapo College

(Newser) - As she lay unconscious in a bedroom, her two rapists played "Rock, Paper, Scissors" to determine which one would assault her first. That horrific claim appears in a lawsuit brought against New Jersey's Ramapo College by a student who was sexually assaulted in 2014. The victim, given the... More »

Rolling Stone Reporter Takes Stand in Rape Story Case

Sabrina Erdely says 'Jackie' was completely convincing as a rape victim

(Newser) - The Rolling Stone reporter currently being sued for defamation over a discredited and retracted story of gang rape at the University of Virginia took the stand this week to convince jurors that her source was utterly convincing, Charlottesville Newsplex reports. According to the Washington Post , Sabrina Erdely not only found... More »

Rolling Stone Rape-Story Trial Won't Be Mag's Undoing

'Rolling Stone' is being sued for defamation over UVa article

(Newser) - A defamation case against Rolling Stone magazine over a botched article on campus rape at the University of Virginia gets underway Monday. Some related developments:
  • "Jackie," the student who claimed to have been gang-raped at a frat party, is expected to testify as a live witness during the
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University Sued for Creating 'Hostile Environment for Men'

Student claims he was treated unfairly after being accused of sexual assault

(Newser) - In a lawsuit seeking more than $175,000 in damages, a male student claims the University of Chicago has an "anti-male gender bias" and "routinely portrays a large portion of their male students as sexual predators." The New York Daily News reports the student, named only as... More »

Reporter: UVa Rape Story Was My 'Worst Nightmare'

Sabrina Rubin Erdely had 'complete faith' in source

(Newser) - Rolling Stone writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely "had complete faith" in her source for a story about campus rape at the University of Virginia, she writes in newly released court documents. The author of "A Rape on Campus" says a university administrator suing Rolling Stone for defamation suggests she... More »

Man Charged With Raping 2 Women Gets Probation

John Enochs will only serve 1 day in jail

(Newser) - A former Indiana University student charged with raping two women will get off with a year of probation and one day in jail, WXIN reports. John Enochs took a plea deal and was sentenced Thursday, pleading guilty to misdemeanor battery. According to the New York Daily News , it's unclear... More »

@RapedAtSpelman Tweets of Alleged Gang-Rape

Spelman University says it's investigating

(Newser) - Another allegation of campus rape is generating national headlines, this time at Atlanta's Spelman University. In a series of anonymous tweets at the account @RapedAtSpelman , a self-identified freshman says she went to a party, got drunk, and visited the bathroom to vomit. "(A)nd when I opened the door... More »

Student Accused of Rape Sues College

He doesn't want to be expelled one semester before graduating

(Newser) - A 21-year-old University of Texas-Austin student is suing the school to keep from being expelled one semester before graduating after being accused of raping a woman, Fox News reports. His lawsuit claims a disciplinary hearing scheduled to decide his fate violates "his Constitutional right to due process." The... More »

CNN Ignores Lawsuit Threat, Airs Film on Campus Rape

Lawyers for implicated NFL player warned against it

(Newser) - CNN aired a documentary about campus rape Sunday night—and this one came with the threat of a lawsuit ahead of time. The network ran The Hunting Ground, a documentary first seen at the Sundance Film Festival, reports NPR . The most controversial part includes an interview with Erica Kinsman, who... More »

Student in Mattress Protest Makes Explicit Art Video

Columbia grad Emma Sulkowicz says 'video is consensual but may resemble rape'

(Newser) - The Columbia student who carried a mattress around campus all year as an art project about her alleged campus rape is out with a new project likely to generate even more attention. Emma Sulkowicz has made a video in which she has a sexual encounter with a man in a... More »

College Rape Crisis Is at 'Epidemic Levels'

Nearly 1 in 5 women attacked in their freshman year: Brown study

(Newser) - "Both incapacitated and forcible sexual assaults and rape have reached epidemic levels among college women," reads a study out of Brown University. It finds that nearly one in five—18.6%—college women are the victim of either a completed or attempted rape during their freshman year alone.... More »

Rape Accuser Brings Mattress to Graduation

Emma Sulkowicz of Columbia carries her symbolic mattress

(Newser) - A Columbia student who has been carrying a dorm mattress around campus all year as a symbolic gesture against her alleged rapist has kept that gesture going until the very end: Emma Sulkowicz today brought her mattress to graduation, reports the Columbia Spectator . When her name was called, she brought... More »

Student Accused of Rape Sues Columbia

His accuser turned the case into a very public senior thesis

(Newser) - A high-profile case involving rape allegations at Columbia University has taken another unusual turn. The accused student, Paul Nungesser, has sued the school and accused it of allowing his accuser to publicly ruin his name, reports the Guardian . The suit is referring to the senior thesis of Emma Sulkowicz, who... More »

Krakauer Book on Campus Rape Rocks Mont. Town

'Missoula' scrutinizes sexual assaults at university and how victims were treated

(Newser) - Jon Krakauer, the author of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air, has a new book out today, and there's one town in particular that's been steeling itself for its release for months. Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town stays true to its title,... More »

Rolling Stone Retracts UVa Rape Story After 'Journalistic Failure'

Columbia school of journalism says entire editorial process was flawed

(Newser) - It was a "journalistic failure." Rolling Stone magazine apologized and retracted its discredited article last night about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. The magazine took the action after a report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism detailed the flawed editorial process behind... More »

Police: No Evidence of UVa Gang Rape

Investigation suspended, but not closed

(Newser) - Charlottesville police held a press conference today to discuss their investigation into the alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia reported in Rolling Stone, and, according to the AP , they announced they've suspended their investigation after being unable to confirm the rape happened as described—partially because the... More »

DA: Vanderbilt Players Giggled, Texted During Rape

Jurors shown video of accused carrying passed-out victim into dorm

(Newser) - Jurors in the rape trial of two ex-Vanderbilt football players have watched surveillance video of a female student being carried into a dorm, put in an elevator, and dragged out after the doors opened. Four former players are accused in the alleged rape of the unconscious female in a dorm... More »

UVa. Reinstates Frat at Heart of Rolling Stone Story

Cops find no evidence that allegations occurred at Phi Kappa Psi

(Newser) - The University of Virginia today reinstated Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity at the heart of the Rolling Stone article on campus sexual assault , saying in a statement that local police had failed to find "any substantive basis to confirm that the allegations" in the article actually took place. "... More »

Student Accused of Columbia Rape: I'm a Feminist

Paul Nungesser holds that sex was consensual

(Newser) - A Columbia University senior is drawing attention to the issue of rape on campus by carrying a mattress with her, saying she'll keep bearing the load until her rapist is kicked out of school. Now, the man she accuses of the attack is speaking publicly for the first time,... More »

UVa Roommate: Jackie's Story 'Is Not a Hoax'

Emily Clark describes suitemate's descent into depression

(Newser) - "I was Jackie’s suitemate first year. I fully support Jackie, and I believe wholeheartedly that she went through a traumatizing sexual assault." So writes Emily Clark in a letter posted last night to the University of Virginia's Cavalier Daily . Clark goes on to describe Jackie's... More »

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