Earlier this month, the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity chapter on the campus of the University of Virginia filed a $25 million defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone and its disgraced reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely.
Here’s the complete lawsuit — all 339 pages:
The suit demands $25 million from Rolling Stone and Erdely for irreparable damage to the fraternity’s reputation and the reputations of the fraternity’s members.
“The chief assets of Phi Kappa Psi that attract new members to its pledge classes are its reputation and the experience of being a brother at Phi Kappa Psi,” Phi Psi’s complaint says. “Both of these assets were catastrophically harmed by Rolling Stone’s publication of the defamatory Article.”
In a now-infamous Nov. 19 story in Rolling Stone, disgraced journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely asserted that at least five members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity gang-raped a freshman named Jackie at a frat house party, then left her in a bloodstained dress to exit via a conveniently vacant side staircase.
Rolling Stone later published a weird do-over piece detailing how Jackie fabricated huge swathes of the tale, and how Erdely failed to properly investigate it. (RELATED: Here Are EIGHT Campus Rape Hoaxes Eerily Like The UVA Rape Story)
Erdely’s career rapidly disintegrated around this time last year as it became more and more evident that no rape occurred. (RELATED:Disgraced Journalist Behind UVA Rape Story Sanctimoniously Criticized FALSE REPORTING)
Her Twitter stream abruptly ceased producing new tweets on Nov. 30, 2014 with this smug, self-congratulatory gem:
— Sabrina Rubin Erdely (@SabrinaRErdely) November 30, 2014