The revelation came after DNA testing linked Winston with the … A federal judge has dismissed one of Jameis Winston's counterclaims against Erica Kinsman and declined to dismiss another for defamation … "Although we regret we will never be able to tell our full story in court, it is apparent that a trial many months from now would have left FSU fighting over the past rather than looking toward its very bright future. A New York Times investigation found that the police and the university did little to determine what had happened. John Clune, a lawyer for the woman, Erica Kinsman, on Wednesday night confirmed a report first published by TMZ Sports, saying, “The case has been resolved to the satisfaction of the parties.”. While Winston was disciplined for stealing $32 worth of crab legs in the spring of 2014 and was suspended for a game in the 2014 season after he shouted a lewd phrase in the student union, a campus hearing in late 2014 over the episode with Kinsman found that he had not violated the university’s code of conduct. Copyright 2020 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. A federal judge has dismissed one of Jameis Winston's counterclaims against Erica Kinsman and declined to dismiss another for defamation … The revelation came after DNA testing linked Winston with the … This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. We have decided to instead move forward even though we have full faith that the ultimate outcome of a trial would have been consistent with the previous law enforcement investigations and retired Supreme Court Justice Major Harding's findings in the student conduct hearing," FSU President John Thrasher said in a press release. Kinsman’s lawsuit, accusing Winston of sexual battery, had been scheduled for trial in April. (Photos: Getty Images / Facebook) Now in his second season, Winston has started every one of the Buccaneers’ games since he has been on the team, and he has emerged as one of the N.F.L.’s more promising young quarterbacks. He was never questioned by the police in Tallahassee, Fla., and prosecutors ultimately declined to charge him. Erica Kinsman currently lives in Brattleboro, VT; in the past Erica has also lived in Townshend VT and Fitchburg MA. TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Officials with Florida State University say they have reached a settlement with Erica Kinsman in exchange for her dropping her Title IX lawsuit against the university. The former state chief justice who ruled in Winston’s favor in the campus hearing, Major B. Harding, said he did not accept Winston’s version of events but had not found sufficient evidence that Winston had violated the university code. Summary: Erica Kinsman is 37 years old and was born on 08/17/1983. Winston’s lawyer called the suit a “stunt,” and Winston countersued, accusing Kinsman of greed. In January, Florida State settled, for just under $1 million and without acknowledging liability, a suit in which Kinsman accused it of violating her rights under Title IX — the federal law mandating equal access to higher education on the basis of gender — by mishandling her accusations. draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with Clune saying a prime goal of the suit was to hold him accountable. Jameis Winston (left) was accused of rape by Erica Kinsman (right) who came forward for the first time in the documentary, The Hunting Ground. Jameis Winson answered a suit brought against him by the woman who accused him of raping her, Erica Kinsman, by filing three counterclaims against Kinsman. University officials say just short of a $1 million is expected to be paid out in the settlement; Kinsman is expected to receive $250,000 and her attorneys will receive $700,000. Erica Kinsman, who accused the Heisman Trophy-winning Florida State quarterback of a brutal sexual assault, opens up about her ordeal in filmmaker Kirby Dick’s harrowing doc. Officials say the settlement was reached as a way to avoid paying more money through litigation expenses. he had not violated the university’s code of conduct. 1 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has filed a countersuit against the woman who accused of him of sexual assault. They also say the university must increase transparency by releasing annual reports detailing what the school is doing to address sexual assault on campus. Winston is now contending that he did have sex with the accuser but it was consensual. Kinsman sued Winston in the spring of 2015, shortly after he was taken with the first overall pick in the N.F.L. Erica also answers to Erica M Kinsman, and perhaps a couple of other names. The lawsuit claimed the university failed to investigate properly or respond to the alleged assault by former FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston against Kinsman and therefore claiming her educational benefits were denied.