Jameis Winston has launched a countersuit against the woman who accused him of sexual assault in 2012.
Two weeks before the NFL draft, Erica Kinsman filed a civil lawsuit against the former FSU QB, alleging “sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of forcible rape”
Earlier this week, the number one draft pick filed a countersuit. In it, his lawyer maintains that Kinsman is a liar and a gold digger.
Ms. Kinsman has told many different and inconsistent accounts of her sexual encounter with Mr. Winston on the evening of December 6, 2012 and the morning of December 7, 2012. Indeed, the Tallahassee Police Department (“TPD”), Florida State’s attorney’s investigation (“State Attorney”), the hearings in Florida State University’s (“FSU”) Code of Conduct hearing for Ronald Darby and Christopher Casher, the Code of Conduct hearing for Mr. Winston, and Dr. Allison Crume, the Appellate Officer who presided over Ms. Kinsman’s appeal of the favorable ruling in Mr. Winston’s Code of Conduct hearing, have all considered Ms. Kinsman’s story and rejected it. Ms. Kinsman is 0 for 6.
Ms. Kinsman has been successful in one major area. She has mounted a false and vicious media campaign to vilify Mr. Winston with the objective of getting him to pay her to go away. Ms. Kinsman is motivated by the most insidious objectives— greed.
Kinsman has made the False Statements in an effort to cause damage to Mr. Winston’s reputation and to coerce and extort him to give her money and “make her go away.” Ms. Kinsman was aware that Mr. Winston was likely to earn a substantial amount of money in salary, bonuses, and endorsements as a professional NFL football player. Ms. Kinsman, in concert with her attorneys, was and is motivated to make her malicious and false public statements that she was raped by Mr. Winston in order to influence public perception of Mr. Winston, impair his marketability, and ultimately coerce him into paying her off to “make her go away.”
Ms. Kinsman Knew of and Specifically Targeted Mr. Winston’s Earnings Potential.
No charges were filed in this case, but Winston’s image – if the allegations are in fact false – will never fully recover.