Alleged FSU Rape Victim Says She Was Advised Against Pressing Charges

Woman claims police told her to think "long and hard" before proceeding against Jameis Winston.
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the new twist in the sexual assault allegation against one of the top players in the country. The alleged victim was warned not to pursue charges. Told if she did, her life could, quote, be made miserable. Abc's gio benitez has the latest and joins us this morning. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Good morning, robin. The case didn't go public until last week. Nearly a year after the alleged attack. Just as the heisman votes for the freshman quarterback were likely pouring in. Now, winston's accuser call the police department's investigation questionable. For many, fsu quarterback jameis winston stands at the top contender for the heisman trophy. I don't want to lose any voters or anything like that. Reporter: But this morning, the candidate for the award has been accused of raping a fellow fsu student last september. In a statement, she said he was told that tallahassee is a big football town. That she needs to think long and hard about proceeding against him because she will be raked over the coals and her life would be made miserable. Now, they have to make a clear statement that either says, he's cleared, a suspect, or is being charged. Reporter: Winston's attorney says the police told him in february the case was closed. Just last week, 11 months of the alleged rape, police released this heavily-redacted report. It does not name winston. But his attorney and the accuser say he's the suspect. A face of this magnitude might have an impact on how voters vote for him. Reporter: The alleged victim says she never intended for this to go public. AND WHEN SHE I.D.'d WINSTON, HER Family feared she would be targeted on campus. Winston's attorney challenges her credibility. Pointing to that police report, which says the suspect is between 5'9" and 5'11". Winston is 6'4". While the police report says she had been drinking, the accuser's attorney says that police told the family, that tests showed she was not intoxicated. And police have not returned our calls for comment about the woman's claims. But said in the press conference overnight, that in february, the alleged victim said she did not want to file charges. Meanwhile, winston's attorney says he did nothing wrong. And he has not been charged. What a case, huh? It is. Gio, thanks. We have the latest on that bullying tragedy that made

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