It’s every magazine editor’s worst nightmare. One that, per a Note to Readers posted today at the top of the November 19 Rolling Stone article heard around the U.S. college campus world (“A Rape on Campus”), has become a sad reality for managing editor Will Dana.
From the Note:
Because of the sensitive nature of Jackie’s story, we decided to honor her request not to contact the man she claimed orchestrated the attack on her, nor any of the men she claimed participated in the attack, for fear of retaliation against her. In the months Sabrina Rubin Erdely spent reporting the story, Jackie neither said nor did anything that made her, or Rolling Stone‘s editors and fact-checkers, question Jackie’s credibility.