Jameis Winston's Accuser Files Civil Lawsuit

Jameis Winston's Accuser Files Civil Lawsuit

Erica Kinsman says quarterback must pay for causing pain and suffering.

Published April 17, 2015

Jameis Winston has a great chance of being the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, but the star quarterback still has legal issues.

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Erica Kinsman, the woman accusing Winston of raping her in December 2012, filed a civil lawsuit against the quarterback in Florida state court, ESPN is reporting. 

Part of the lawsuit, obtained by ESPN, states that Winston's "conduct was extreme and outrageous and caused plaintiff to suffer severe mental anguish and suffering, including, more specifically, loss of sleep, flashbacks, severe anxiety, fear of repeat sexual violence, an unfounded sense of shame and depression, all of which will continue to require psychological and other counseling."

Speaking to ESPN, Winston's attorney, David Cornwell, shot down the legitimacy of this new civil lawsuit. 

"This stunt was expected. Ms. Kinsman's false accusations have already been exposed and rejected six times. This time will be no different," Cornwell said. "Mr. Winston welcomes the opportunity to clear his name with the truth. 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."

The NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 30 and ends Saturday, May 2.

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