'Rolling Stone' Says Trust In Gang-Rape Accuser Was 'Misplaced'

Rolling Stone magazine says "there now appear to be discrepancies" in its story about a University of Virginia student who said she was gang-raped during a fraternity party in 2012, adding it had "come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced."

The story identifies the woman who said she was raped only as "Jackie," and the magazine honored her request not to contact any of the men she said took part in the attack.

"In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie's account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced," Managing Editor Will Dana said in a statement about the story by Sabrina Rubin Erdely. "We were trying to be sensitive to the unfair shame and humiliation many women feel after a sexual assault and now regret the decision to not contact the alleged assaulters to get their account. We are taking this seriously and apologize to anyone who was affected by the story."

Read more at NPR: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/12/05/368748289/rolling-stone-says-trust-in-gang-rape-accuser-was-misplaced