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Bucs QB Winston, rape accuser settle civil lawsuit

Associated Press
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and the woman who accused him of rape while both attended Florida State University have settled the civil lawsuit she brought against him.

Federal court records show that the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner and his accuser, Erica Kinsman, “reached a compromise with contingencies” Wednesday with joint motions for dismissal anticipated within 20 days.

Terms of the settlement are confidential. Blaine Kerr, one of the attorneys representing Kinsman, said “the case has been resolved to the satisfaction of the parties.”

The trial had been scheduled to begin April 3 in U.S. District Court in Orlando.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they have been sexually assaulted, but Kinsman has spoken publicly about her case, including in a documentary.

Winston had filed a countersuit against Kinsman. Donald King, who is one of the attorneys representing Winston, said that also has been settled.

Kinsman sued Winston in April 2015 for sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and emotional distress stemming from a December 2012 incident.

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