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12/11/2014 09:52 am ET Updated Dec 11, 2014

What Jackie, The University Of Virginia, Rolling Stone And Bill Cosby Can Teach Us About Rushing To Judgment On Rape - The Atlantic

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As Rolling Stone was disavowing parts of its story on rape at the University of Virginia, lawyer Zerlina Maxwell argued in The Washington Post that "we should believe, as a matter of default, what an accuser says." Her logic: "The costs of wrongly disbelieving a survivor far outweigh the costs of calling someone a rapist," she wrote. "Even if Jackie fabricated her account, U-Va. should have taken her word for it during the period while they endeavored to prove or disprove the accusation. This is not a legal argument about what standards we should use in the courts; it’s a moral one, about what happens outside the legal system."

To whom is "we" is referring in her article?

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