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"I am happy that FSU has committed to continue making changes in order to ensure a safer environment for all students." Kinsman filed a civil suit against Winston, who filed a countersuit. She also told her story publicly in a documentary. "FSU's choice to settle in no way compromises our commitment to fight for Jameis Winston and to clear the outrageous -- and false -- allegations against him," Winston attorney Mayanne Downs said in a statement. "We very much look forward to asking Ms. Kinsman questions while she's sworn to tell the truth." The Florida State case was scheduled to begin in July 2016 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida after a judge denied Florida State's motion to dismiss the lawsuit in August 2015. Kinsman's settlement is separate from the investigation the Office for Civil Rights within the U.S. Department of Education began in April 2014. "The OCR has the ability to take a very close look at how the school has done on handling a number of cases over the past several years, a much broader review than we can do," Clune said. "We're hopeful once they identify broader problems that they'll be able to install additional changes and hopefully monitor university compliance." In December 2013, state attorney Willie Meggs declined to press charges against Winston. During a school hearing in December 2014, third-party judge Major Harding found insufficient evidence to hold Winston responsible for violating the Florida State student code of conduct. Senior associate athletic director Monk Bonasorte and football coach Jimbo Fisher became aware of Kinsman's allegation against Winston in January 2013, but the university maintains that an appropriate person to open a school investigation was never made aware. The lawsuit?alleged that the athletics department and Fisher deliberately withheld the allegation from the school's Title IX coordinator and Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
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