In a documentary movie about reporting sexual assaults on college campuses, the woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault reportedly explains her side of the events that transpired on the night of Dec. 6, 2012.
Winston, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner and likely first-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft, was never charged. In December 2013, a Florida state prosecutor said there was a lack of evidence in the case to charge the quarterback.
He was also not charged with a violation of Florida State’s code of conduct. The university hearing was in December, and according to retired Florida Supreme Court justice Major Harding, the man assigned to oversee the case, the evidence provided was insufficient to satisfy the burden of proof.
Per The Daily Beast, in “The Hunting Ground,” the accuser says she became woozy after being bought a shot and after returning to Winston’s apartment, she told him to stop having sex with her.
From The Daily Beast: (The woman’s last name is removed in the quoted paragraphs)
On the night of December 6, 2012, just one week before finals, she was letting off some steam at Potbelly’s, a popular drinking establishment in Tallahassee. She claims in the film that, after having some drinks, a man was creepily following her around the bar—but she was saved when another man put his arm around her and told the guy she was his girlfriend, and to piss off. She says the man then bought her a shot, and after she took it, she started to become very woozy. She faintly remembers being taken in a cab to an apartment, and the next thing she knew, the man was on top of her, engaging in vaginal intercourse with her. She says she begged and pleaded for him to stop, and then saw the man’s roommate enter the bedroom and tell his friend, “Stop… What are you doing?”
She says that the man ignored the roommate’s pleas, and took her to the bathroom, which could be locked from the inside. There, he pinned her head against the tiled floor with his hand, and continued to rape her. When he finished, the man allegedly said, “You can leave now.”
According to The Daily Beast, the woman said she had Winston drop her off at an intersection on his scooter and then she reported the incident. Winston said he dropped her off in front of a hall on the FSU campus and she walked through the hall’s walkway on the way to her dorm.
The documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will air on CNN in 2015. Below is a trailer from the film.
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