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Rolling Stone managing editor steps down after UVA alumni sue over rape story

Rolling Stone managing editor steps down after UVA alumni sue over rape story

Three members of a University of Virginia fraternity have filed a defamation suit against Rolling Stone after the magazine published a widely read, and later discredited, article alleging a sexual assault in their fraternity house, according to court papers made public Wednesday. George Elias IV, Stephen Hadford and Ross Fowler filed the suit in federal court in Manhattan, N.Y., on Wednesday, naming Rolling Stone, publisher Wenner Media and the article's author as defendants. The article drew international attention, and although it did not name any of the defendants, the plaintiffs' names and hometowns were published on "online blogs by anonymous users,...

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