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(NEWSER) – Three University of Virginia students have come forward using their real names to dispute their depiction in the Rolling Stone's much-contested article on campus rape. Ryan Duffin, Kathryn Hendley, and Alex Stock—referred to as Randall, Cindy, and Andy in the article—tell the AP that after their friend Jackie told them she had been gang-raped at a frat house, they encouraged her to report the attack instead of launching into "a heated discussion about the social price of reporting Jackie's rape," as the article claims.

All three say reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely didn't contact them before the article was published, but she has now reached out to them. Hendley, who supposedly persuaded the group not to report the rape, says she wasn't even part of the conversation and that Erdely has now apologized.

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