Why Is Jameis Winston Threatening Legal Action Against CNN?

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11.21.15 8 Comments
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Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston could be on the verge of a legal battle against CNN. According to a letter obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Winston is prepared to take the news network to court based on the content of the upcoming documentary The Hunting Ground. According to its website, the documentary “follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families.”

Of course, this pertains to Winston and the allegation that he sexually assaulted a woman at Florida State. Winston never faced criminal charges and was cleared of breaking the school’s student conduct code due to a lack of evidence. Despite this, there is still a debate over whether Winston did anything wrong, namely because of the way the Tallahassee Police Department conducted its investigation into the former Heisman Trophy winner.

Winston is now in the NFL, but the allegations against him follow him everywhere. Part of the reason why is the upcoming documentary, which features a conversation with Winston’s accuser – it is the first time she has spoken publicly about the incident.

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