Jameis Winston Accuser in Rape Claim To Sue Star Quarterback

Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 01:17 PM

By Michael Mullins

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Jameis Winston's alleged rape victim will be filing a civil lawsuit against the star Florida State University quarterback and the Tallahassee Police Department.

"I want heads to roll," Patricia Carroll, the attorney for the woman who claims Winston raped her in December 2012, told ABC News in an exclusive interview.

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In her interview with ABC News, Carroll claimed the Tallahassee Police Department had been negligent in its handling of her client's case, which she says is the reason why state prosecutors decided to drop the charges in early December.


"Absolutely you're going to see a civil suit," Carroll said. "You cannot have law enforcement that is not held accountable."

"The family is proceeding, with civil action against the TPD and Jameis Winston. And possibly the university," Carroll added.

It was revealed in mid-November that Winston was at the center of a sexual battery case dating back to December 2012.

Late last year, DNA testing confirmed that Winston had sex with the then 19-year-old woman. However, his attorneys argued it was consensual and not forced, as the alleged victim had claimed.

The identity of Winston's accuser has not been released.

The accuser's friend, Jenna Weisberg, told police a very different story in a video that was released by local authorities on Tuesday.

"She remembers the roommate trying to get him to stop. He walked in and was like, 'Stop she doesn't want to,'" Weisberg said in the video.

According to ABC News, Winston's attorney did not respond to media inquiries.

In December, Florida State Attorney Willie Meggs announced that his office would be dismissing charges against Winston due to a lack of evidence.

Less than two weeks after the charges were dismissed, Winston was awarded the Heisman Trophy.


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On Monday night, Winston further added to his resume when he led his FSU Seminoles to a national championship win in the Rose Bowl over the Auburn Tigers.

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