Rolling Stone Writer, Editor From UVA Rape Story Unaffected By Layoffs
Layoffs hit Wenner Media this week.
Those affected worked at US Weekly, Men’s Journal and Rolling Stone.
The cuts, reported The Hollywood Reporter, affected employees on both the business and editorial sides of the magazines.
Those who were unaffected by the news?
Sabrina Erdely, who wrote the now widely discredited UVA rape story, and Sean Woods, the deputy managing editor who helped manage the 2014 debacle.
Maybe the mag really is standing by them, despite a Columbia Journalism School investigation that called the story a “journalism failure.”
Or, with a lawsuit pending — an associate UVA dean filed a $7.5 million dollar defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone in May — wouldn’t be a good idea to cut them loose now.