Cops Told Woman Her Life Would Be ‘Made Miserable’ if She Pursued Rape Charges Against Florida State Star, Attorney Says
Police in football-mad Tallahassee, Florida, told a woman who accused Florida State’s quarterback of sexual assault that her life would “be made miserable” if she pursued charges against the star player.
An attorney for the woman and her family released a statement Wednesday about the detective’s comments in connection with the investigation of Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston.
“When the attorney contacted Detective (Scott) Angulo immediately after Winston was identified, Detective Angulo told the attorney that Tallahassee was a big football town and the victim needs to think long and hard before proceeding against him because she will be raked over the coals and her life will be made miserable,” the family said.
The 19-year-old Winston has not been charged with a crime and his attorney has denied any wrongdoing by the player.