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(ESPN)   As a surprise to nobody, Jameis Winston's accuser plans to file a civil suit against him, the Tallahassee Police department and possibly Florida State University   (espn.go.com) divider line 17
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878 clicks; posted to Sports » on 09 Jan 2014 at 4:18 PM (28 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-09 06:40:42 PM
3 votes:
I just talked to a lawyer friend of mine about this. He said that the suit against Winston will probably be dropped. The reason is that because the accuser is going to have to get on the stand and testify to what happened. She is also going to have to explain her other stories of what happened, and this will destroy her.

However her suit against TPD will more than likely end up with her getting a settlement in the 5 figures. The reason for this is that if this goes to trial they will have to explain their investigative process, it may be possible that her lawyer will bring up other cases like this from the past, and this is something most departments don't want to explain. Also they are going to have to explain why they didn't send it to the prosecutor, which they explained, but they are going to have to rely on people believing their explanation. Also they are going to have to fight the perception that many people have that no matter what, even if they believe he is innocent or guilty, that this case should have been decided by a jury, and he should have been arrested and charged. So for those reasons he said that this would be messy for TPD to take to trial and they are going to give her a "go away" settlement.
2014-01-09 04:44:27 PM
2 votes:

change1211: Serious question, why do we hear so many rape cases involving football players?


The combination of the fact that football players (like people in all segments of society) DO rape women on occasion, and the fact that their deep pockets make them easy targets for nebulous accusations where in many cases it makes sense for the player to settle with the family rather than having their name driven through the mud, thanks to bullshiat rape shield laws.
2014-01-09 04:24:00 PM
2 votes:
This lawsuit is going to be clown shoes.

I'm waiting to see how her lawyer explains away the statements she made to the media that directly contradict the statements her client made to the police. And I want to see her explain in detail this whole conspiracy, that crossed several agency, that took place to protect him
2014-01-09 09:20:27 PM
1 votes:
Is the "#cleatchaser"'s lawyer still her aunt?

Not a fan of rape nor Florida St., but this chick's family (read Dad) really needs to stop forcing the issue and just sell the house they can't afford already.
2014-01-09 07:57:01 PM
1 votes:

flynn80: Cymbal: I really haven't followed it but it may have been she was cool with him hitting 2 out of 3 holes, but he got greedy and forced it over the middle to the tight end.

I get the impression that they hooked up and she thought she was going to become his girlfriend but he just wanted to get laid.


This.  Then decided to seek revenge by crying "rape".

I wish the women who made these kinds of false accusations were subject to the same kind of trial in the media and potential punishments that the men who have to suffer them are.  Men have few rights at all when accused of rape, and are immediately considered guilty until proven innocent -- and ALL WOMEN KNOW THIS.  They can accuse with impunity and without fear of accountability.

This.  Must.  Change.
2014-01-09 07:24:43 PM
1 votes:

kronicfeld: What a conundrum for Fark: a woman is accusing a man of rape, so she must be a lying conniving whore, but he's a prominent black college football player, so he must be an awful, corrupt criminal.


Or you can look at the evidence and realize she's a lying coont covering up she had a one night stand with a player.
2014-01-09 06:56:34 PM
1 votes:
What a conundrum for Fark: a woman is accusing a man of rape, so she must be a lying conniving whore, but he's a prominent black college football player, so he must be an awful, corrupt criminal.
2014-01-09 05:44:01 PM
1 votes:

WhyKnot: I didn't follow the case...so in the court of public opinion on fark, did he rape her?


Dude, she accused him. That's as good as a conviction in most people's eyes.
2014-01-09 05:07:12 PM
1 votes:
Google Nina Shahraven. After that, you'll see why it must take a whole assload of evidence for any professional and/or collegiate athlete to be sued nowadays.

Women are capable of lying about sexual assault, despite what repeated viewings of Lifetime and CSI SVU tell you.
2014-01-09 05:06:02 PM
1 votes:

WhyKnot: I didn't follow the case...so in the court of public opinion on fark, did he rape her?

from the comments in the article, it looks like the only she has been consistent about is changing stories...multiple dna sources...etc.


Rape jokes aside, everybody who read the actual evidence was pretty confident it was consensual.  Girl had four different stories, none of which matched anything in the physical evidence.  Winston and the eye witnesses had one story that was completely consistent with the physical evidence.  Quick rundown:

First she told the friend -- who is the one who called the cops -- that she'd been hit on the head at PotBelly's (local bar), blacked out, was taken to an apartment and vaginally raped.

Second, when the cops arrived, she claimed to have had a few drinks and been given "a shot" by a stranger, blacked out, was taken to apartment and vaginally raped.

(At this point, the warning bells are, of course, already going off in the cops' heads, but they kept going.)

Third, she told the cops she shared a few drinks with her friends, took a few shots, blacked out, was taken to the apartment and vaginally raped.

Fourth, she told a friend she'd been hit on the head at a party (not the bar), blacked out, blahblahblah.

So we have (1) hit on the head at the bar, (2) drugged, (3) really drunk, and (4) hit on the head at a party.  All involved blacking out, the apartment, and vaginal rape.  Her lawyer then informs the cops that she doesn't want to pursue it further but will let the cops know if she changes her mind.

Problems:  Hospital report showed no sign of head trauma.  Blood/toxicology work showed no drugs (her lawyer even demanded they re-check it).  DNA suggested oral and anal sex, not vaginal, and it found DNA from her boyfriend as well (who was on campus visiting her at the time).   And blood/toxicology work showed her BAC was about .1 at the time of the incident -- not even close to high enough to cause blackouts (needs to be about double that), but consistent with the state her friends described her in (happy, relaxed).

Her friend also testified that the accuser had asked her if she should go home with Winston.

So her case was basically garbage the whole time.
2014-01-09 04:54:10 PM
1 votes:

meanmutton: change1211: Serious question, why do we hear so many rape cases involving football players?

Young men rape a lot of young women.  Some of those young men happen to play football.


Also, football players tend to get to f*ck a lot more women, so they might be more inclined to believe that everyone wants to f*ck them, whether they say so or not.
2014-01-09 04:52:11 PM
1 votes:

change1211: Serious question, why do we hear so many rape cases involving football players?


Young men rape a lot of young women.  Some of those young men happen to play football.
2014-01-09 04:41:35 PM
1 votes:
Serious question, why do we hear so many rape cases involving football players?

Because we hear so much about football players all the time.  There's no evidence to suggest that these men rape at a higher percentage than the public at large.  There's just a whole lot more news coverage of them.

See also, DUI.
2014-01-09 04:41:34 PM
1 votes:

ongbok: This lawsuit is going to be clown shoes.

I'm waiting to see how her lawyer explains away the statements she made to the media that directly contradict the statements her client made to the police. And I want to see her explain in detail this whole conspiracy, that crossed several agency, that took place to protect him


She has to settle on a single conspiracy to allege -- she came up with about six at her lunatic press conference -- to explain in detail the whole conspiracy.

She's hoping it's more hassle than it's worth to TPD and Winston, and that one or both will just throw money at it.  Hopefully they don't throw money at them, because the combination of her clown shoes lawyer making unfathomably stupid statements and the actual evidence likely means the accuser gets completely destroyed.
2014-01-09 04:34:34 PM
1 votes:
Well, now that the championship has been won, she might actually win her case.
2014-01-09 04:30:41 PM
1 votes:
The evidence presented by the police to explain them not charging him really strains my natural inclination to believe the accuser.
"I was drunk and incoherent!"
"Not according to the clean toxicology report taken immediately after."

Hmmm...
2014-01-09 04:22:02 PM
1 votes:
I'm sure this will drop him a few spots in the draft, causing him to counter sue for the millions he lost out on.
 
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