Press Release: September 1, 2016


Contact: Brian Ellis


Charlottesville, VA September 1, 2016; Today Charlottesville Circuit Court Judge Richard E. Moore denied Rolling Stone’s motion to dismiss the defamation lawsuit filed against the magazine by the Virginia Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Judge Moore rejected all three arguments submitted by Rolling Stone.

“The Virginia Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity appreciates Judge Moore’s carefully considered decision to reject Rolling Stone’s attempt to dismiss our defamation claim,” said Tom Albro, lead counsel for the chapter. “We remain committed to seeking justice and accountability at trial for the harm the magazine, its reporter and its editors inflicted on the organization and its members.”

Given the pending trial, members of Phi Kappa Psi will not be participating in media interviews.