Florida State University has agreed to pay Erica Kinsman, who accused former Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston of rape in 2012, $950,000 as part of a settlement Kinsman?s attorneys announced Monday. The settlement money also includes attorney fees.
Florida State also will make a five-year commitment to training programs, awareness and prevention of sexual assault.
?I will always be disappointed that I had to leave the school I dreamed of attending since I was little,? Kinsman said in a statement. ?I am happy that FSU has committed to continue making changes in order to ensure a safer environment for all students.?
Florida State president John Thrasher also released a statement.
?Although we regret we will never be able to tell our full story in court, it is apparent that a trial many months from now would have left FSU fighting over the past rather than looking toward its very bright future,? Thrasher said.
The settlement doesn’t put an end to the Title IX investigation by The Office for Civil Rights within the U.S. Department of Education into how Florida State handled the case.
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