Florida State made headlines last year after The New York Times revealed the university bungled the investigation into star quarterback Jameis Winston's alleged rape of Erica Kinsman, a fellow Florida State student.
Kinsman left the university and sued the school in federal court over Title IX violations, and that case came to a head on Monday.
Florida State has settled a federal Title IX lawsuit with Erica Kinsman, a former student who said she was raped by quarterback Jameis Winston in 2012.
FSU agreed to pay Kinsman $950,000 – an amount that includes attorney’s fees – as well as make a five-year commitment to awareness, prevention and training programs. The lump sum is the largest settlement for Title IX claims regarding indifference to a student’s sexual assault.
“I will always be disappointed that I had to leave the school I dreamed of attending since I was little,” Kinsman said in a statement. “I am happy that FSU has committed to continue making changes in order to ensure a safer environment for all students.”
Sounds like a good chunk of change, but lawyers need paid:
FSU: we're settling with Jameis Winston accuser Erica Kinsman. She will get $250,000; her attorneys $700,000.— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 25, 2016
Now, about the rest of those cases...