Now the local police say they can’t prove the story, either.
“We’re not able to conclude to any substantive degree that an incident consistent with the facts contained in that article occurred at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house or any other fraternity house for that matter,” Charlottesville police chief Tim Longo said.
Cops said they talked with most of the people who were in the frat house and the reporter who wrote the Rolling Stone article.
The one person they didn’t talk to was “Jackie,” the woman who said she was raped. She didn’t want to talk to cops.
“That doesn’t mean something terrible did not happen to Jackie,” Longo said. “We are just not able to gather sufficient facts to conclude what that something may have been.”
We may never know what really happened.
Rolling Stone is trying to find out how they bungled the story so badly. Editors admit the writer never talked to any of the men accused of rape.
A team from Columbia University School of Journalism is digging into the story. Rolling Stone says it will publish their review next month.