TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Almost three years later, a former Florida State University student is being compensated for the trauma she says she went through at the school.READ MORE: Taste Of The Town Dine Out Takeout: Famed Private Chef Opens First Restaurant Perl By IP
Florida State says it’s settling a lawsuit with a woman who said she was raped by former star quarterback Jameis Winston.
FSU President John Thrasher announced terms Monday. Thrasher says FSU will pay Erica Kinsman $250,000 and her attorneys $700,000.
Thrasher says the university is settling to avoid spending millions on the lawsuit.READ MORE: MDC North Campus Site Administered Nearly 3,000 COVID Vaccinations
Kinsman says the university failed to respond to allegations that Winston sexually assaulted Kinsman. She has a separate lawsuit pending against Winston.
Winston, now starting quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, denied Kinsman’s allegation. FSU cleared him of wrongdoing.
A prosecutor didn’t press criminal charges, saying there were gaps in Kinsman’s story and insufficient evidence for a conviction.
The Associated Press doesn’t routinely identify people who say they’re sexual assault victims. However, Kinsman told her story publicly in a documentary and filed lawsuits.MORE NEWS: Pair Of South Florida Children Who Died A Couple Weeks Apart Have Saved 11 Lives Through Organ Donation
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