QB Jameis Winston, rape accuser settle civil lawsuit

Posted at 5:32 AM, Dec 15, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- 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.

Court records show that Winston and his accuser, Erica Kinsman, have agreed to settlement terms and anticipate filing a joint motion for dismissal within 20 days. The case was 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.

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

Prosecutors said there wasn't enough evidence to win a conviction and there were gaps in Kinsman's story.