Jameis Winston's accuser hires two high-profile attorneys


The woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexually assaulting her has retained two high-profile attorneys "to determine the most appropriate civil actions to pursue," according to a report on FoxSports.com.

Winston was accused of sexually assaulting the former Florida State student in December 2012. He denied the allegations and no charges were filed. Willie Meggs, state attorney for the Tallahassee area, said his prosecutors didn't charge Winston because they didn't believe they had "a reasonable likelihood of a conviction."

Patricia Carroll, who represents Winston's accuser, said in January that she planned to file a civil lawsuit against Winston and the Tallahassee (Fla.) Police Department, saying officers were negligent in handling her client's case.

"I am confident that anyone who has liability in this case will be held accountable and justice will be served for my client at the end of the day," Carroll said.

Clune has worked on multiple campus rape cases and represented the woman who said she was raped by Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant.

Kerr has worked on multiple Title IX cases and represented Lisa Simpson, a former University of Colorado student who said she was raped by several Colorado football players in 2001. That case led to the eventual resignations of the school's athletic director, president and chancellor. Colorado also agreed to pay $2.5 million to Simpson and $350,000 to another woman as part of a settlement in the related Title IX lawsuit, The Denver Post reported.

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