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FSU response to lawsuit

Florida State University is providing the attached document, filed Monday, March 9, 2015 with the U.S. District Court in Orlando.

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A statement from Florida State University President John Thrasher follows.

“Florida State University has no tolerance for sexual harassment of any kind, so being adverse to a former student and alleged sexual assault victim is an unwelcome position for the university. Yet, we have no choice but to respond to her allegations of deliberate indifference in the strongest terms because the facts in the case do not support her account. If the court does not dismiss this complaint, FSU will look forward to setting the record straight by establishing the extensive assistance Erica Kinsman received from the university. The public must have full confidence in our commitment to protect and care for all our students.”