(Daily Caller) Will Dana, the managing editor at Rolling Stone who oversaw the magazine's catastrophically false story of a gang rape at the University of Virginia (UVA), is leaving the magazine, it was announced late Wednesday.
Dana's departure comes just as the magazine is being hit by a wave of lawsuits stemming from the story. In addition to a $7.5 million suit filed by UVA dean Nicole Eramo in May, three members of a UVA fraternity slapped the magazine with a lawsuit Wednesday. (RELATED: Three Members Of Falsely Accused Fraternity Sue Rolling Stone After Fabricated Article)
Dana had worked at Rolling Stone since 1996 and had been managing editor since 2005. According to The New York Times, he is not leaving for another job.
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