New evidence suggests 'Jackie' invented her UVa. rapist

Lawyers Say UVa Student Behind False Rape Story Created Fake Suitor



In one of many lawsuits that have followed Rolling Stone'sretracted report on an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, new evidence shows that Jackie — a UVA student and the alleged survivor of the assault — may have created her chief attacker's persona.

The findings, which support various discrepancies found in Jackie's story, were filed Monday by the legal team of UVA assistant dean Nicole Eramo, who suedRolling Stone last year for depicting her as the "chief villain" who "did nothing" in its 2014 article. As reported by the Washington Post, the filing presents new data from the Yahoo email account of "Haven Monahan," an upperclassman who allegedly took Jackie on a date during her freshman year and later to his fraternity house, where she claimed he and other fraternity members raped her in September 2012.

Evidence from Eramo's legal team shows Haven's email account was created on October 2, 2012, while connected to UVA's computer network. The next day, Ryan Duffin, a student who knew Jackie at UVA, received an email from Haven forwarding a letter Jackie had written to him, confessing her love for Duffin.

Charlottesville police earlier revealed that no one named Haven Monahan had ever been a student at UVA. Photographs of Haven that were texted to one of Jackie's friends were found to picture one of Jackie's high school classmates who attends college in another state.

Eramo's lawyers claimed Jackie is "a serial liar who invented" her story, and that the Yahoo data presents "only one logical conclusion: Jackie is 'Haven Monahan.'"

As this extremely rare legal battle continues, it's worth remembering an important point made by Duffin: "Whether [or not] this one incident is true, there's still a huge problem with sexual assault in the United States."

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Images captured by WTVR show the vandalized Phi Kappa Psi house in the wake of a bombshell Rolling Stone report including claims men in the fraternity sexually assaulted a student. 
Students Exercising on Campus by Fraternity Houses at University of Virginia in Charlottesville USA. Phi Kappa Psi, the University of Virginia fraternity where a student interviewed by Rolling Stone claims she was raped by seven men, can be seen on the left. 
Students at the University of Virginia in University of Virginia socialize in afternoon sun outside a fraternity house on campus
University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan (center) smiles for a picture with graduating students Brittany Smith (left) and Elizabeth Grizzle after the Valedictory Exercises at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va. on May 18, 2013. 
A view of the Rotunda one of the best known structures on the campus of the University of Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA-JUNE 24, 2012-CAPTION: Over 1,500 students, professors and local citizens turned out forÊ'Rally for Honor' on theÊLawn on the campus of the University of Virginia, two days before the school's board reconsiders its decision. During the two-hour rally, faculty membersÊcalled for the UVA Board of Visitors to reinstateÊousted president Teresa Sullivan.ÊOn Friday Gov. Bob McDonnell threatened to replace the entire board if it fails to resolve the matter. (Photo by Jay Paul for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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