TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – A United States district judge has denied Florida State’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by former student Erica Kinsman. Judge Mark Walker made his ruling Wednesday, court documents show.
Kinsman has said former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston sexually assaulted her in 2012. Her lawsuit against the university’s board of trustees states the school failed to properly investigate or respond to her allegation, which denied her educational benefits. She is seeking monetary damages.
Kinsman has also filed a suit against Winston, the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL draft and now playing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Winston was never charged by Tallahassee police and was not disciplined following a university code of conduct hearing.
The next step is for depositions to be scheduled.