It’s quite comical when the Jameis Winston detractors want to immediately kill off his character. Especially when they use a two-year old claim as a base to their (invalid) arguments.
Back in 2013, there was a claim by the legal team for Winston’s first accuser Erica Kinsman that there was a second victim, sort of. They said the victim reached out to a victim advocate group about her encounter with Winston. However, she said then the encounter was consensual and it was not rape or assault.
Her legal team then tried to sensationalize the claim a few months ago by bringing it up in the Title IX suit and also in the civil suit from over a weeks ago by saying that it was assault.
Right. After the initial fact that it was not, now it is.
But as I have adamantly said on Twitter and on separate podcasts, the case of this second accuser won’t hurt Winston as it is merely myth. To back that statement up some more, The Tampa Tribune published an article saying how the state attorney’s office also feels it’s a non-issue.
Though [Lead investigator Georgia Cappleman] acknowledged she has not had contact with the second woman, she said she told the Bucs she “doubts” the woman will be a problem for Winston going forward because that person “doesn’t even consider herself a victim.”
So there you go. Why detractors continue to bring her up is ridiculous.
I’d be surprised if this gains anymore steam. It has actually already gotten more than what it deserves. But again, people will continue to assassinate his character. That may not stop anytime soon.