Jameis Winston Rape Accuser Speaks in Sundance Documentary

Jameis Winston, Florida State University

Jameis Winston Rape Accuser Speaks in Sundance Documentary

In the film The Hunting Ground, Erica Kinsman asks "why me?"

Published January 26, 2015

Jameis Winston’s rape accuser speaks out about the former Heisman Trophy winner in a Sundance Film Festival documentary.

In The Hunting Ground documentary, which reports on sex crime cover-ups on college campuses, Winston’s alleged victim Erica Kinsman says the Florida State University quarterback raped her on the bathroom floor of an apartment.

“All these people were praising [Winston] and calling me a slut, a whore,” Kinsman reportedly says in the film, according to The Daily Beast.

She adds: “I kind of just want to know…why me? It doesn’t really make sense.”

The alleged incident took place in December 2012. In December 2013, charges against Winston were dropped by prosecutors. Earlier this month, Kinsman filed a civil lawsuit against Florida State University, saying that the school didn’t protect her Title IX rights and made it a “hostile educational environment for her,” according to ESPN.

On the same day the lawsuit was filed (January 7), Winston entered his name into the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft. 

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