Woman Files Suit Against FSU After Sexual Harassment Claims
The woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault has filed a civil suit against the university’s board of trustees, according to a Fox News report. The suit claims FSU had knowledge of her alleged sexual harassment and discrimination by Winston, and that it created a hostile educational environment for her.
According to the Tallahassee Democrat, the suit claims that FSU’s athletic department knew of the December 2012 incident, but did not inform school administrators about it until nearly a year later. The suit also claims that the university did not interview her to determine whether federal Title IX laws had been violated until this past August.
Winston was cleared of wrongdoing by FSU following a two-day hearing last month to determine if he violated sections of the student conduct code.
According to Florida State President John Thrasher, “Evidence will show that through its confidential Victim Advocate Program, FSU did everything the plaintiff asked for. The assertions FSU shirked its Title IX obligations are false.”