February 9, 2015

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Jameis Winston leaving FSU for the NFL

The woman who accused Jameis Winston of rape has filed a federal civil lawsuit against FSU trustees, arguing the university violated her Title IX rights by refusing to properly investigate the incident.

Winston’s accuser demanded a trial by jury and in damages from Florida State University for Title IX violations of a “clearly unreasonable response” and allowing a “hostile educational environment,” according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Orlando Wednesday and obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.

FSU President John Thrasher defends school's response to Jameis Winston rape allegation

“Florida State University is disappointed to learn of this lawsuit.,” FSU president John Thrasher said in a statement. “The University has not yet been served and will need time to review the complaint fully before we respond in detail. 

“After a year of selective news leaks and distorted coverage, Florida State looks forward to addressing these meritless allegations in court. Evidence will show that through its confidential Victim Advocate Program, FSU did everything the plaintiff asked for and that the assertions FSU shirked its Title IX obligations are false.”

The former FSU student listed as Jane Doe in the complaint was allegedly raped by Winston – FSU’s star quarterback who reportedly is leaving for the NFL – at his off-campus apartment in December 2012, but Winston has maintained that the sexual encounter was consensual.

The state attorney’s office did not charge Winston with a crime…

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