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Rolling Stone Settles Defamation Case With Former U-Va Dean

In November, a jury awarded Nicole Eramo $3 million after finding Rolling Stone and reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely defamed her

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    Rolling Stone Settles Defamation Case With Former U-Va Dean
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    In this Nov. 24, 2014, file photo, University of Virginia students walk to campus past the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.

    Rolling Stone magazine and an administrator at the University of Virginia have reached a settlement in a defamation case over a story about an alleged gang rape on campus, lawyers for both parties told The Washington Post Tuesday.

    The Washington Post reported the magazine reached the confidential settlement with former associate dean Nicole Eramo, who had sued Rolling Stone over a now-discredited 2014 article, "A Rape on Campus."

    Eramo had alleged the botched article portrayed her as indifferent to victims of sexual assault. In November, a jury awarded Eramo $3 million after finding Rolling Stone and reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely defamed her.

    The magazine filed a motion to vacate the judgment, but agreed to settle.

    Eramo's lawyer said in a statement the settlement will allow her to move forward.

    Rolling Stone called the settlement an "amicable resolution."