Exclusive: 2 Students in UVA Story Say Rolling Stone Should Be Held Accountable
Megyn Kelly spoke exclusively tonight to two students who were featured in the since-retracted Rolling Stone story about an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house.
The two male students were friends with the accuser, who was identified as Jackie in the article.
An independent review, done by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism at Rolling Stone's request, dubbed the story about an alleged gang rape a "journalistic failure at every level."
UVA student Ryan Duffin, who was identified as Randall in the article, recounted on "The Kelly File" what he saw on the night of the alleged attack.
"The first thing I saw when I saw her, she was sitting on a picnic bench, she was crying, she seemed really emotionally distressed," Duffin said. "And seemed really obvious that she had just gone through something absolutely horrifying."
He said that there wasn't any physical indication on her body or her clothes that she had gone through any sort of injury.
Duffin also refuted the claims by Jackie that said he refused to be part of the story by the magazine.
"I was never contacted by Jackie or any of the other staff at Rolling Stone prior to the publication of the article," Duffin stated.
UVA student Alex Stock, who was identified in the story as Andrew, added that the description and discussions that he allegedly had with Jackie in the article were not true and did not happen.
"I mean that's just not true," Stock said. "I think if [reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely] had reached out to us, to anybody, she would have found out that that's not true."
Stock added that it's difficult to believe any parts of Jackie's story.
"Based sort of on her track record and some of the huge inconsistencies with the perpetrator not even existing, I don't think there's any basis to say that this was likely at all," Stock stated.
He said that he doesn't see any point in further shaming her and that he thinks she's learned her lesson. Stock remarked that Rolling Stone should be held accountable.
Watch the full video above.
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