Jameis Winston countersuing sexual assault accuser

Jameis Winston is countersuing his accuser, Erica Kinsman, in federal court.

In the lawsuit, obtained by News Channel 8, Winston responds to his accuser’s civil suit. His countersuit was filed Friday.

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In the filing, Winston says the sexual assault claim hurt his ability to receive endorsement deals.

Kinsman filed the lawsuit in the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial District. The suit is filed over the claims of sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of forcible rape.

The alleged rape happened in 2012, according to NBC Sports. Kinsman accused Winston of raping her after a drink at a Tallahassee bar. She went public with her accusations earlier this year.

Tallahassee Police and FSU officials investigated the accusations. Winston was never charged and was cleared of violating the FSU code of conduct.

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