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A Simple Question for UVA
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As a journalist, there is a danger in taking things for granted. The only stupid question is the one you’re afraid to ask. So I just sent the following email to the Communications Office at the University of Virginia:

Dear Sir or Madam:

In following up on the Rolling Stone story, I came across a column at National Review by K.C. Johnson in which he points to Emily Renda’s July 2014 Senate testimony, saying that Ms. Renda “appears never to have filed a complaint with the university, much less with the police.”

Ms. Renda said nothing about these details of her own case in her Senate testimony, and I have been unable to ascertain whether in fact there was any police or university investigation of this alleged crime of, if so, whether anyone was prosecuted or disciplined as a result.

Can you provide information about this case? Ms. Renda’s status as a rape survivor has been the basis of her own activism in this regard, which in turn made her a key connection for Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s reporting in Rolling Stone. Therefore, I seek your assistance in answering the point made by K.C. Johnson.

Sincerely,

Robert Stacy McCain

The American Spectator

Somebody’s got to ask these stupid questions. Might as well be me.

Robert Stacy McCain
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