CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Jurors in a defamation trial against Rolling Stone magazine over its discredited story about a rape at a fraternity will return to court Saturday to hear more testimony from the reporter of the article.
Reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely sought to show jurors Friday why she found the woman identified in the story only as “Jackie” to be so credible. Jurors listed to audio of her interviews with “Jackie” and poured over hundreds of pages of Erdely’s reporting notes.
A University of Virginia administrator, Nicole Eramo, is seeking $7.8 million from the magazine over how she was portrayed in the 2014 story.
Erdely first took the stand on Wednesday and her testimony is expected to continue into Saturday. Libby Locke, an attorney for Eramo, says that Erdely’s testimony is taking so long because she “has a lot of explaining to do.”