The play stands as called.
Florida State’s motion to have a Title IX lawsuit dismissed has been denied by U.S. District Court judge Mark E. Walker. The trial will proceed in July of next year.
The university had argued that its response to the claims of accuser Erica Kinsman, a former student who says she was raped by Jameis Winston, was neither indifferent or unreasonable. The accuser has alleged that no one at FSU offered her safety precautions as she was being harassed while still on campus.
The suit claims that FSU was responsible for Title IX violations because of a “clearly unreasonable response” to her accusations and allowing a “hostile educational environment.”
“Viewed in a light most favorable to (the accuser), the complaint plausibly alleges deliberate indifference during this period that effectively denied her the ability to attend FSU,” writes Walker. Kinsman has filed a separate lawsuit against Winston.
“We are very pleased with the ruling and are looking forward to the upcoming depositions,” the woman’s attorney, John Clune of Boulder, Colo., told ESPN.com on Wednesday.
Kinsman also has filed a federal civil lawsuit against Winston, who was the No. 1 pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this past spring’s NFL draft.