Mark Rubin on WOKV: Defamation case against Rolling Stone 'not easy'

By Gene Wexler

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Rolling Stone magazine faces a potential lawsuit from a University of Virginia fraternity chapter over a discredited article about an alleged gang rape, but WOKV’s legal analyst thinks it will likely settle out of court.

“It’s not quite an open and shut case here,” Rubin says.

The University of Virginia chapter of Phi Kappa Psi would have to prove Rolling Stone made false statements if they choose to file a defamation of character lawsuit.

“And there’s a fine line between being wrong, and being false,” Rubin says.