Lawsuit: Antonio Brown accused of sexual assault, rape; WR denies claims

Ryan Hannable
September 10, 2019 - 8:47 pm
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According to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida, Antonio Brown has been accused of sexual assault and rape.

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It refers to three incidents -- two in June of 2017 and another in May of 2018 — where Brown sexually assaulted and forced himself on a woman named Britney Taylor, a gymnast whom he went to school with at Central Michigan, and then hired later as a personal trainer.

The lawsuit says in June of 2017 Brown exposed himself and kissed her without her permission. Then, later that month he sexually assaulted her while watching a television show and later bragged about the incident in profane text messages, which are in the lawsuit.

Taylor ended the business relationship, but months later that changed when she was “swayed by [Brown's] assurance that he would cease any sexual advances.”

But on May 20, 2018, Brown forced her onto a bed, pushed her face into the mattress and forcibly raped her. 

“As a rape victim of Antonio Brown, deciding to speak out has been an incredibly difficult decision,” Taylor said in a statement released by her lawyer. “I have found strength in my faith, my family, and from the accounts of other survivors of sexual assault.”

Brown has responded by denying all each and every allegation in the lawsuit and will work to clear his name. He claims all sexual advances were consensual.

According to Brown's representation, Taylor has continually posted pictures of the two together in an effort to finanicially benefit from his celebrity. Brown believes it's a "money grab."

ESPN's Josina Anderson adds Brown intends to countersue his accuser for civil extortion.

The wide receiver was signed by the Patriots following his release from the Raiders over the weekend.

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