Antonio Brown has been accused of raping his former trainer Britney Taylor, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
According to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida, where Brown is a resident, Taylor alleges that Brown assaulted her on three separate occasions -- twice in June 2017, and once more in May 2018.
"First, he exposed himself and kissed her without her permission, the lawsuit says. Later that month, the lawsuit says, while she was watching a television program at his home, Brown started masturbating behind her and ejaculated on her back. Brown bragged about the incident in profane text messages that are copied in the lawsuit.
Taylor ended her working relationship with Brown, the lawsuit says, but several months later, when he contacted her to apologize, she relented. She was, according to the lawsuit, “swayed by his assurance that he would cease any sexual advances.”
Then, the lawsuit says, on May 20, 2018, Brown forced her onto a bed, pushed her face into the mattress and “forcibly” raped her. She tried to resist him, screaming and repeatedly shouting “no” and “stop,” the lawsuit says, but Brown refused and penetrated her."
The extremely explicit emails Taylor received from Brown can be seen here.
Taylor released a statement through her lawyers that she would cooperate with the NFL in an investigation.
“As a rape victim of Antonio Brown, deciding to speak out has been an incredibly difficult decision,” she said. “I have found strength in my faith, my family, and from the accounts of other survivors of sexual assault.”
According to the report, it was not clear whether Taylor reported the alleged assaults to the police.
Brown released a statement through his lawyers denying the allegations, saying Taylor "engaged Brown in a consensual personal relationship," and calls the lawsuit a "money grab."
Brown will reportedly countersue Taylor:
Source: #Patriots WR Antonio Brown intends to countersue his accuser for civil extortion, at this time.