Details from last week's deposition not good for Antonio Brown

Ryan Hannable
October 03, 2019 - 7:23 pm

Last week, Antonio Brown appeared for a deposition hearing where he was accused of damaging The Mansions at Acqualina, a luxury complex in South Florida in April of last year.

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The deposition went so poorly that the lawyers for the condo are asking Brown to come back for another deposition because it went so bad.

Here is what Brown is alleged to have done, according to Yahoo!'s Charles Robinson citing a motion from opposing lawyer George Minksi:

-- Arrived nearly 30 minutes late to the deposition.

-- Acted “belligerent and pugnacious, refusing to answer the most routine of questions, despite there being no objection to the questioning coming from his counsel.”

-- “Chanted, over and over, as if a mantra, a narrative of his own warped concept of the proceeding.”

-- “Acting as if he was above the rule of law, (Brown) proceeded to make a mockery of the deposition process. (Brown’s) antics were so unreasonable that barely twenty minutes into the deposition, his counsel asked for a break (so) he could speak with (Brown) about his demeanor.”

-- “When the deposition resumed, (Brown) began texting on his cell phone. Regardless of multiple requests from his own counsel, and from the undersigned, (Brown) continued texting.”

-- “After approximately 20-30 minutes, (Brown) required another break. When the deposition resumed (Brown) increased his level of obstructive behavior. At one point, (Brown) refused to answer any questions, instead saying ‘next question’ no less than 10 times.”

-- “Soon thereafter, (Brown) started announcing a countdown, starting at ‘five minutes,’ and counting down the minutes thereafter. Before noon (Brown) left the conference room.”

Afterwards, Brown’s lawyer waited a few minutes and then left briefly. He returned and “volunteered, to the effect, that Plaintiff’s counsel could now file its motion for sanctions.”

A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 8 to discuss a motion by Brown’s attorneys to either get rid of the deposition and/or grant a protective order for the video and materials produced in the one that took place on Sept. 24. 

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