Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston may need to deviate his focus from the NFL Draft for a second, as his alleged rape victim filed another lawsuit against him on Thursday (April 16).
Erica Kinsman filed docs in Orange County, Florida Thursday … accusing the ex FSU QB of sexual battery, assault, and false imprisonment. The suit comes four months after Florida State University declined to charge Winston in a code of conduct hearing.
Back in December, 2013 … Winston also cleared of any criminal wrongdoing when the State Attorney’s Office declined to charge him due to lack of evidence.
In her lawsuit, Kinsman says she suffered “intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out rape.”
After the lawsuit was filed … Kinsman’s attorney John Clune said Winston “has proven time and time again to be an entitled athlete who believes he can take what he wants.” He added … Kinsman intends to “hold [Jameis] accountable” since no one else will.
Winston’s lawyer, David Cornwell, issued a statement forwarded to Pro Football Talk in response to the lawsuit.
“This stunt was expected,” Cornwell said in the statement. “[The accuser’s] false accusations have already been exposed and rejected six times. This time will be no different. Mr. Winston welcomes the opportunity to clear his name with the truth.
“Mr. Winston is looking forward to the upcoming draft. He will not permit this ploy to distract him as he begins the journey of fulfilling his lifelong dream of being a championship quarterback in the National Football League.”