Three UVa grads suing Rolling Stone for defamation

Three graduates of the University of Virginia have filed a defamation suit against Rolling Stone in a case related to a controversial story that the magazine wrote about rape, according to various reports.

The lawsuit filed by the three men also names Wenner Media, publisher of Rolling Stone, and journalist Sabrina Ruden Erdely, who wrote the piece, titled, “A Rape on Campus.” The men claim they suffered “emotional turmoil” and were unable to focus at work or school after the story appeared.

The November 2014 piece offered details of an alleged 2012 gang rape on campus that a freshman experienced at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house.

The three plaintiffs are seeking damages for emotional distress and defamation, according to ABC News.