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Don’t Threaten or Intimidate UVA’s Jackie, Lawyer Warns

Attorney: Don’t threaten UVA’s ‘Jackie’ 0:39

A lawyer for the University of Virginia student who was quoted in a Rolling Stone story describing a gang rape at a fraternity party issued a warning Wednesday against threats and extortion attempts.

The magazine apologized last week for “discrepancies” in the account given by the woman, who was identified as Jackie. The Washington Post and other news outlets also raised questions about details of the story.

The lawyer, Palma Pustilnik of the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, issued a statement thanking members of the news media who have treated the story with “tact and sensitivity.”

The statement added: “I will also take this opportunity to let others know that threats and attempts to extort and/or intimidate have been and will continue to be reported to the appropriate authorities.”

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— Erin McClam