Some information has been leaked about the alleged rape attack committed by Florida State QB Jameis Winson, reports WFTV’s Christopher Heath. The sexual assault was alleged to have happened back in December 2012, a search warrant leaked today is dated from January 2013. State’s attorney Willie Meggs has said that no charges will be brought and that the “case is closed.”
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Winston Was Drinking With His Accuser
According to documents the woman had been drinking with Winston at a Tallahassee bar called Potbelly’s (above), the victim stated she “began to feel the effects of the drinks.” The next thing the woman said she remembered is being brought to a nearby ground floor apartment and being raped by Winston as she repeatedly told him to stop.
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2. There’s Another Witness
Another dreadlocked man is said to have entered the room where Winston and the woman were, he told Winston to stop, the QB ignored this and went to a bathroom where he “completed the act,” reads the statement.
State’s Attorney Willie Meggs has said that there were two different sets of DNA found from two males at the purported crime scene. The attorney said that the accuser didn’t really know Winston before the night of the alleged attack but likely knew the other male, who was not an FSU player. The accuser’s boyfriend refused to be interviewed by the state’s attorney, Meggs it was a “logical conclusion” that sex took place in the apartment that night that involved more than one male.
3. Responding Officers Noted How Drunk the Accuser Was
Within an hour, the woman called 911, responding cops said that the woman was so drunk she couldn’t “tell a detective where the incident occurred” and had a “hazy recollections of details after that.” State’s Attorney Meggs said: “Her recall of the events of that night moved around a little bit. There were memory lapses.”
The woman’s family had previously released a statement on November 27 which criticized the handling of the case by the Tallahassee police:
In response to questions about the behavior of officers in the case, State’s Attorney Meggs said there was no reason to investigate the TPD. A brief statement released today by the accuser’s family said that they appreciated the state’s attorney
4. Winston’s Wasn’t Named Until 5 Weeks After the Alleged Attack
It wasn’t until 5 weeks after the incident that the accuser identified Jameis Winston as her attacker. Prior to that, she had just said that her attacker was a black male.
5. There Will Be No Charges in the Case
Winston will not be charged in the case, State’s Attorney Willie Meggs didn’t comment when asked if this was “vindication” for Winston, Meggs said that reporters would have to read the investigation report for themselves and that his department, “came to decision there wasn’t a case to bring forward. No reasonable likelihood of a conviction.”
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