Recently, MRCTV visited the campus of The University of Virginia (UVA), which was rocked by scandal last Novemeber when Rolling Stone Magazine published an article that accused several students of brutally raping a woman on campus.
Following the allegations, the campus erupted in protests and the fraternity building where the rape was alleged to have happened was vandalized.
The story was later retracted because the article’s author did not make an effort to interview anyone besides those who backed up the story of the supposed victim and neglected to fact-check various aspects of the allegations.
In our interviews, we found that many of UVA's students were outraged at the magazine and felt that Rolling Stone unfairly smeared UVA as a “rape school.”
"No one wants to go to the Rape School," one student told MRCTV.
MRCTV also ran across one of the students who was mentioned in the article using the pseudonym “Andy” in order to protect his identity. In the article, “Andy” was portrayed as a friend of the victim, “Jackie,” who the magazine claimed was with her following the alleged rape.
Even “Andy” told MRCTV that he felt that the Rolling Stone piece inaccurately portrayed both himself and the events surrounding the alleged rape.