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Author of Discredited ‘Rolling Stone’ Rape Story Defends Reporting

The author of the Rolling Stone article depicting a grisly but discredited tale of gang rape at theUniversity of Virginia returns to the stand Thursday for a second day of testimony in the defamation lawsuit filed by a former dean.

Author Sabrina Rubin Erdely defended her reporting Wednesday and denied planning from the start to write an attack piece about negligence in handling rape cases at prestigious universities. Her testimony Thursday is expected to explore details of her reporting for the article, published in November 2014, A Rape on Campus:A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA.