U-Va. law professor recommends lawsuit against Rolling Stone

Posted at 11:57 PM, Jan 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-26 23:59:29-05

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- A University of Virginia law school professor is urging fraternities to sue Rolling Stone after the magazine's now-retracted investigative report on an alleged gang rape.

According to an article in the Cavalier Daily, Professor Robert Turner says the university and its Phi Kappa Psi fraternity chapter have strong grounds for a lawsuit.

He cites the standard for a lawsuit could be the Supreme Court case "New York times versus Sullivan" which said if malice is proven, then reports about public officials could be considered defamation or libel.

Phi Kappa Psi’s president said that they are still considering whether to pursue legal action.