Florida State has reached a settlement with Erica Kinsman, the woman who accused Jameis Winston of sexual assault, and she has agreed to drop a Title IX lawsuit against the university, first reported by USA Today.
FSU will pay Kinsman $250,000, according to a release from the university. The school will pay her attorneys an additional $700,000. The university did not admit liability in the settlement. FSU will also make a five-year commitment to sexual assault awareness, prevention and training programs.
FSU has implemented several measures to enhance its response to sexual assaults since 2013, including the hiring of a full-time Title IX director. The university is being investigated by the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. Kinsman’s complaint to the department sparked the federal investigation in March 2014.
Kinsman is still engaged in a lawsuit against Winston, who recently completed his rookie season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kinsman is suing Winston for sexual battery, and Winston is countersuing Kinsman for defamation.
Winston was not found responsible of sexual misconduct following a FSU student conduct hearing in December 2014. He was the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft in April and is currently quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
For more information, the FSU press release can be found here.