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Second Jameis Winston Rape Accuser to Come Forward

April 10, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Second Jameis Winston Rape Accuser to Come Forward

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A second woman may step forward and accuse Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston of rape. The news comes at a critical time for Winston, who is preparing for the NFL Draft.

According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, multiple sources say a second accuser will come forward as part of the first woman’s civil suit, or possibly part of a separate lawsuit. Winston will be the target of a civil lawsuit,” Cole said.

During one of the initial rape investigations, there was mention of a second woman who had a questionable sexual encounter with Winston.

“A lawsuit has already been filed against the Florida State University by the first alleged victim. The suit is expected to include Jameis Winston in some capacity or could be as part of a separate civil lawsuit at some point.

The second woman has claimed to have had a sexual encounter with Winston, in 2013.

Multiple sources are expecting the woman to come forward as part of the civil suit launched against FSU, and either testify on behalf of the first alleged victim or start civil action of her own.”

Cole said that neither the Bucs nor the NFL have interviewed Winston’s accuser or have contacted her legal representatives, which is not surprising. Most experts agree that interviewing rape victims regarding the character of their rapists’ runs the risk of revictimization.

If the second victim in question turns out to be the woman mentioned in the investigation, she would be asked to clarify why she didn’t initially call the first encounter a rape. However, the incident had troubled the woman enough for her to seek counseling.

Many in the court of public opinion could judge her initial reaction as a sign that nothing happened. Unfortunately, this is commonplace among many rape victims.

After the arrests of serial rapist Darren Sharper, the Ben Rothlisberger incident and the string of domestic violence arrests of league players the NFL’s image has been tarnished.

Although Winston has not charged or convicted of any crime if a second person were to come forward and accuse of Winston of rape, the NFL will not be able to turn a blind eye.

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