Emails show UVA coordinator hoped to put ‘positive people’ in touch with Rolling Stone reporter

Emails show UVA coordinator hoped to put ‘positive people’ in touch with Rolling Stone reporter

The initial idea for a bombshell — but now debunked — Rolling Stone article about a gang-rape at the University of Virginia departed drastically from its original intent, university emails show.

The emails, obtained by The Daily Caller through a Freedom of Information request, show UVA campus sexual assault awareness project coordinator Emily Renda informing the university’s PR department about her communications with Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the Rolling Stone reporter.

“I’ve been contacted by a reporter who wants to do a long-form article on campus culture, and wants to use U.Va. as a jumping off point for that discussion,” Renda wrote in a July 16 email to UVA spokesmen McGregor McCance and Anthony Paul de Bruyn.

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