(NEWSER) – A bombshell article by Rolling Stone about a gang rape at the University of Virginia is quickly unraveling. The magazine today issued a note to readers that casts doubt on the credibility of the alleged victim, a student identified only as Jackie. "There now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie's account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced," says the note.
Managing editor Will Dana says the magazine regrets "the decision to not contact the alleged assaulters to get their account," a lapse that had come under heavy scrutiny after the story's publication. "We are taking this seriously and apologize to anyone who was affected by the story."
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