While Rolling Stone should be ashamed of their gross incompetence, they are correct that Jackie is also to blame. She accused an unspecified number of innocent men of gang raping her. Men she does not even know.
This is criminal and should be punished.
All this attack against RS (and their absurd failures for these professionals) is missing the point. This Jackie lied, damaging reputation of the university, the fraternity, her friends (supposedly), and a lot of false accusations. She needs to be outed, sued, charged, and facing trial. RS was very careless in the pursuit of this story (and deserves to be sued as well), but this Jackie deliberately lied and falsified this tale while RS just failed to verify. The investigative RS journalist should have followed her gut instinct but what is apparent is how immature everyone involved in this story acted. RS is now just another tabloid trash mag. The writer should be fired and some house cleaning needs to be accomplished. UVA (and all of those slandered) need to go after RS and this “Jackie”.