UVA Shuts Down All Fraternities Amid Sex Assault Investigation

The University of Virginia president suspended fraternities after an explosive expose from Rolling Stone magazine.
2:18 | 11/24/14

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We turn next to an extraordinary move on what the America's most prestigious campuses. The university of Virginia shutting down off fraternities as it investigates sexual assault claims. Bazi kanani tonight. Reporter: Tonight outrage at the university of Virginia is growing, hundreds taking their protests to the front steps to the school's fraternities after the school's president suspended them for the semester in the wake of an explosive expose in "Rolling stone" magazine. The magazine tells the heartbreaking story of a freshman, Jackie, says she was raped by five men at a party. In 2012. Her story is emblematic of the claims of uva and schools across the count, with complaints handled internally, with little punishment with the perpetrators and the transparency of sexual assault across campuses. Uva is a poster child on how not to deal with this properly. Reporter: Uva alum business was raped at a party 20 years ago at the very same frat house where Jackie says she was attacked. I truly feel that nothing has changed and I am back in the room. It's the same place. It is the same smell. It is the same feelings of being groped. Reporter: The uva president is calling for police investigation, in a letter to staff and students, saying we can demand incidents like those described in "Rolling stone" never happen. And if they do, they be held to the law. Alex Pinkleton, a friend of Jackie's who says she was also a sexual assault victim, hopes the anger will lead to widespread change. Is the administration, is the school going enough for sex assault victims? This is not a problem just at uva or that the uva administration can solve. It's a national epidemic that we all need to help solve. Reporter: Tonight, 86 schools nationwide are under federal investigation. For the handling of sexual violence or harassment complaints. The phi kappa psi fraternity says it condemns such acts will cooperate. Cecilia? To northern California and a

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