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Jameis Winston's alleged rape victim waives anonymity to appear in documentary

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The woman who Jameis Winston is alleged to have raped in 2012 has waived anonymity ahead of her appearance in a new documentary concerning sexual assault on US university campuses.

Waiving anonymity

Winston's alleged victim appears alongside a number of other female students in 'The Hunting Ground' who offer first-hand testimonies of their individual cases.

Erica Kinsman, a fellow Florida State student, appears, and speaks publicly, for the first time - going into detail over her claim that the future NFL quarterback sexually assaulted her in November of 2012.

Kinsman's claim

Kinsman's public appearance is an attempt, alongside the others appearing in the documentary, to give a face to what many perceive as "the systematic silencing of sexual assault victims."

The 20-year-old Kinsman goes into detail on the alleged incident - claiming she awoke after drinking at a bar to find Jameis Winston having sex with her in his apartment. She describes how she, and one of Winston's roommates, pleaded with him to stop before the quarterback took her into the bathroom to carry on the assault, pinning her head to the floor in the process.

Kinsman reportedly fights tears during her part in the documentary, recounting her side of the story in which she alleges being followed at a Tallahassee Potbelly's before feeling dizzy after drinking a shot offered to her by a man she did not know.

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Official action

Winston was cleared of breaking the FSU student conduct policy in December 2014, and no charges were ever officially brought against the QB in the 2013. The initial police investigation was declared inactive in February 2013 with no charges filed, while, after the investigation restarted following media scrutiny, a State Attorney in December 2013   again stated no charges would be filed due to "major issues" with the woman's statement.

Several reports have questioned the handling of the allegations since however.

A New York Times article in April last year described how Tallahassee police allegedly failed to obtain a DNA sample from the accused Wilson, interview the Seminoles football star, or obtain a video allegedly showing the incident filmed by a witness.

Wilson controversy

Jameis Winston has recently declared for the 2015 NFL Draft after two seasons as the Florida State Seminoles' starting quarterback.

The allegations of sexual assault, along other issues of behavior and rumored NCAA violations regarding autographing merchandise, mean the talented QB will be viewed with caution by a number of NFL franchises ahead of draft day.

'The Hunting Ground' however is not concerned with the prospects of Winston's football career and the allegations against him reportedly only make up a small section of the film. Instead attempting to shed light on numerous cases in which female college student insist their experiences of sexual assault have been mishandled or swept under the carpet.

Erica Kinsman has recently filed a federal civil lawsuit against FSU, stating she has become the subject of a sexually hostile environment since the allegations and investigation.

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