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Jameis Winston

Alleged Rape Victim:

Cops Warned Me to Back Off

11/20/2013 10:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston allegedly did far more than sexually assault a woman ... she says he RAPED her, and cops then warned her that she was living in Winston country and she had better back down if she knew what was good for her.

The alleged victim just went public with the alleged corrupt investigation by the Tallahassee Police Dept., in which she claims she immediately reported the incident back in December to cops, but was later told, Tallahassee was a big football town and that she would be "raked over the coals" and her life "will be made miserable" if she pursued it. 

And there's more ... The victim says her lawyer repeatedly tried to obtain blood work and DNA results from the crime lab, but was told if she persisted the whole thing would become a public spectacle.

According to the statement, Winston's roommate witnessed the alleged rape but the cop refused to interview him.

TMZ broke the story about the investigation, and the curious timing ... the cops didn't forward the case to prosecutors for 10 months -- EXACTLY ONE DAY after TMZ began poking around and calling the PD.

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16.

mallball    

Jersey chasin purple crayon lover

338 days ago
17.

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

So why do you hide her name - yet, you disclose the name of an innocent man? Here in the U.S., you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. So why is an innocent man being revealed due to allegations - yet the alleged victim enjoys privacy?

338 days ago
18.

Obamais still aracist    

cops are the biggest piles of criminal poop this country has, heck in eugene oregon we had a whole police dept that tried to cover up cops raping women

338 days ago
19.

twomuch    

Oh yeah TMZ Winston Country?? He wasn't named starter till the start of the season. Get your facts together. http://www.tampabay.com/specials/2013/PDFs/winston.pdf

338 days ago
20.

tanya    

I smell a golddigger!!!!!!!!!!!!!! leave this boy alone

338 days ago
21.

acs12810    

I LIVE in Tallahassee and while I realize we're a big football town with big football hopes, I have not found a single person who feels there's any merit to this woman's claim that Jameis raped her. That being said, it wouldn't have surprised me if she got a warning from the Detective that hinted at what she might be getting into, but I take that as a "Are ya SURE you're sure? Cause you're about to open Pandora's Box- especially if you're naming the wrong guy."

The comment below is absolutely right. She could have NAMED him in the police report (his name isn't redacted- it's not even THERE, nor does the description even vaguely resemble Jameis), she could have gotten her own rape analysis done. She could have pursued the claim at that time instead of backing off.

If this girl was raped I truly hope they find out who did it. But I REALLY don't think that Jameis is the guy who did it.

338 days ago
22.

Alison    

Stop it TMZ... Just STOP and report FACTS, not SPECULATION! Until there is proof of anything, don't drag Jameis's name in the mud! Listen to what you're actually reporting... We all know cops are not always our friends but to report they actually said these things? BS.

338 days ago
23.

Obamais still aracist    

party and get drunk with this type of person you get raped sooner or later learn anything ?

338 days ago
24.

TMZ Sucks!!!    

Seriously TMZ!!! You are ridiculous!!!

338 days ago
25.

c    

Wait, her roommate WITNESSED it? What did he do, sit back, eat popcorn, and watch it happen? Not to say that she’s lying or anything...it’s just a weird statement.

338 days ago
26.

Dead@27    

He spells it "Jameis ", but it's pronounced " KOBE ".

338 days ago
27.

TMZ Sucks!!!    

Seriously TMZ!!! You are ridiculous!!! "Winston Country" wow..your writers suck and need to be fact checked. This allegedly happened in Dec. 2012 NO ONE knew who Winston was. Winston wasn't even chosen as the starting QB until Aug. 2013. Stop the FSU, Tallahassee, and Winston bashing and stick to your level of news reporting... the Kardashians

338 days ago
28.

taz    

Can't believe I'm saying this but TMZ actually has a chance to do some good with this story. If this girl is telling the truth then the media needs to keep the pressure on. Nobody should get away with rape no matter who they are or what sport they play. I'm starting to lose my taste for football because of the mentality of some of it's players and fans, like they can do no wrong. The Pats knew Hernandez was s*** but kept him around until the sh*t hit the fan. If football means more to people than someones life, that is really messed up.

338 days ago
29.

JoeyBing    

Has any news source outside of TMZ using the word "Rape"?

I've only seen "sexual assault" which could mean something as minor as slapping a girl on the ass.

338 days ago
30.

JWatson    

Winston was 3rd string QB at the time so it wasn't "Winston" country. He was a nobody at the time and plenty of more popular athletes have been arrested for less so quit spinning the story and stick to Hollywood gossip

338 days ago
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