• Rolling Stone writer: ‘Startled’ when woman backed off story

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman’s claim of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity says she was “startled” when the woman seemed to back off her story following its publication.

  • FILE- In this Jan. 15, 2015 file photo shows students participate in rush pass by the Phi Kappa Psi house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. The house was depicted in a debunked Rolling Stone story as the site of a rape in September of 2012. A defamation trial against the magazine is set to begin on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, over its article about "Jackie" and her harrowing account of being gang raped in a fraternity initiation. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

    Rolling Stone heading to trial over debunked story of rape

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For the first time since Rolling Stone magazine’s shocking story about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia hit shelves two years ago, the public may hear from the young woman at the center of the now discredited article “A Rape on Campus.”