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December 5th, 2014
06:16 PM ET

Rolling Stone backs off UVA rape story

(CNN)Rolling Stone magazine is apologizing for its jaw-dropping report about campus rape at the University of Virginia, a report that prompted the school's president to temporarily suspend all fraternity activity, and triggered police investigations.

The story profiled a student, Jackie, who detailed a horrific account of being gang raped at a UVA frat house.

Media critics questioned the story, and just hours ago the magazine released a statement saying: "... 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."

The magazine also admitted that it agreed not to contact the young men allegedly involved, because Jackie asked them not to.

The Daily Beast columnist Michael Moynihan is one of many who questioned the reporting in the Rolling Stone article. CNN's Sara Ganim reported on the fallout on UVA's campus. They discuss Friday's revelation in the video above.

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