For Rolling Stone, ‘worst nightmare’ continues

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Jurors who found that Rolling Stone magazine defamed a University of Virginia administrator in a botched story about a rape at a fraternity house will now decide how much money to award her.

The 10-person jury concluded Friday that Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter were responsible for libel, with actual malice, with the now-discredited 2014 story “A Rape on Campus.”

The jury’s decision comes at a time when the public’s distrust of the press runs deep and is the latest in a year that brought large judgments against other media outlets.

Eramo was seeking $7.5 million from her lawsuit. Jurors are expected to return to court next week to decide how much to award her.