TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WTXL) - Oscar nominated director Kirby Dick brings the Hunting Ground to a Tallahassee Theater.
The film looks at rape crimes on college campuses, as well as institutional cover-ups. As apart of the theatrical release, it's being shown in several cities featured in the film.
Students and community members packed into an AMC theater Thursday evening to view a special screening of the film. One of the main woman featured in the film, Erica Kinsman, talks about the night she met FSU star quarterback Jameis Winston, and the night she claims he raped her.
FSU president John Thrasher is now speaking out about the documentary, claiming that the film lacks credibility. Dicks did invite FSU to attend Thursday's screening.
John Thrasher issued statement regarding the invitation saying, "We were invited to attend this screening and to participate in a panel discussion but declined due to the lawsuit Erica Kinsman has filed in federal court against Florida State University. In light of that pending litigation, any university representative would be unable to fully and freely discuss the contents of the documentary, especially as they relate to Ms. Kinsman."
FSU has now launched a formal protest against the production company, and thrasher says FSU stands firm with its policy for handling sexual assault cases.