Jameis Winston’s Florida State days are long over, but the accusations that were made against the quarterback have regained a public spotlight following the release of a CNN movie.
Erica Kinsman, who accused Winston of rape in December 2012, spoke candidly about the incident as part of the news network’s film about campus sexual assault, called “The Hunting Ground.”
In the uncut story, which was posted to Facebook on Nov. 24, Kinsman detailed the situation.
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She was at Potbelly’s, a college bar in Tallahassee, Fla., when a guy started following her around. After asking the guy to stop numerous times, a man standing at the bar — the suspect — claimed Kinsman as his girlfriend and asked the man to stop following her.
Afterwards, the suspect bought Kinsman a shot. Kinsman claimed to turn around and make sure the guy following her was out of sight, then took the shot.
“I was fairly certain there was something in the drink,” Kinsman claimed.
Kinsman said she remembered being in a cab with three guys, including the suspect.
“If you ask anyone, I would never go home with a guy period, and especially not three people I didn’t know,” she said.
Kinsman recalled going to an apartment. She accused the suspect of sexually assaulting her, raping her and being on top of her. She said she could not breathe but said “Please stop. Stop.”
After a roommate told the suspect to stop, the suspect carried Kinsman to the bathroom because the door could lock. Kinsman claimed she tried to push the suspect off of her, but “he was too big.”
“I said ‘please stop’ multiple times,” Kinsman said. “He just continued to rape me.”
Once the suspect finished with the assault, he took Kinsman home on his scooter. Kinsman was forced to hold onto the suspect in an effort not to fall off.
“I had no idea where I was,” Kinsman said. “I didn’t know how else to get home. I wanted to get out of there. This was the worst feeling because I didn’t want to hold onto him, but I was afraid I was going to fall off the scooter.”
In the video, Kinsman claimed to provide the information on the incident to the Tallahassee Police Department. The video indicated the Tallahassee PD could have identified and questioned the suspect and his friends, obtained video surveillance from the bar and located the cab driver that drove Kinsman and the suspect home, but “they did none of these (things).”