New England Patriots broad receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of three incidents of sexual assault in 2017 and 2018 along with his former coach, Britney Taylor.
The troubled broad receiver has been accused of raping his former coach based on a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday within the Southern District of Florida.
In line with the lawsuit, Brown sexually compelled himself onto the 28-year-old Taylor twice in June 2017 and once more in Could 2018. Taylor is a gymnast that met Brown whereas the 2 attended Central Michigan. Brown later employed her as a coach.
The lawsuit says that in a coaching session in 2017 Brown “uncovered himself and kissed Ms. Taylor with out her consent”. It additionally accuses Brown of “masturbating close to her with out her data and ejaculated on her again.”
Taylor mentioned within the lawsuit she reduce off her relationship with Brown after the second incident. The broad receiver is accused of contacting her once more and, based on the lawsuit, was “expressing contrition, begging forgiveness and pleading together with her to coach him once more. Ms. Taylor was hesitant however finally agreed, swayed by his assurance that he would stop any sexual advances.”
On Could 20, 2018, the lawsuit alleges that Antonio Brown cornered Ms. Taylor and “compelled her down onto a mattress, pushed her face into the mattress, and forcibly raped her.” The lawsuit says he persevered regardless of her crying and saying “no” and “cease” the complete time.
Taylor went again to Brown’s condo the subsequent day to retrieve her private belongings and instructed him they “wanted to speak about final night time,” based on the lawsuit. He replied, “You made me really feel like an actual rapist,” her attorneys wrote.
“As a rape sufferer of Antonio Brown, deciding to talk out has been an extremely troublesome choice.” Taylor mentioned in an announcement launched by her attorneys at Haas Legislation, “I’ve discovered power in my religion, my household, and from the accounts of different survivors of sexual assault. Talking out removes the disgrace that I’ve felt for the previous 12 months and locations it on the particular person answerable for my rape. I’ll cooperate with the NFL and another companies; nevertheless, right now, I respectfully request that the media please respect my privateness.”
Taylor’s lawsuit additionally contains screenshots of emails from Brown that allegedly present him admitting to the crime.
Antonio Brown and his attorneys haven’t but responded to the lawsuit.
Brown Says He’s being Extorted
On September 7, Brown posted a video to Instagram stay displaying a dialog between him and an unidentified feminine discussing potential false rape claims. The lady says she has proof that the lady is “setting him up”.
Brown asks the lady to “e mail me it please for information simply in case they file” including “been a whole lot of extortion to this point for cash”. He additionally affords to fly the lady out or give her money however she declines saying, “my momma raised me proper and this ain’t proper”
Brown alleges that she has “individuals from her church” influencing her to do it as a result of her and her mom are in debt from taxes. Brown additionally says all he did was “pay her to coach me.”
He didn’t submit the remainder of the dialog with “Janet” who was supposedly going to name him and clarify the state of affairs.
The Tumultuous Yr Continues for Brown
After displaying some erratic conduct throughout his short-lived tenure with the Oakland Raiders, that is one other in an extended line of incidents for the star broad receiver.
He was beforehand launched by the Oakland Raiders for his conduct throughout coaching camp and main as much as the season. He had a number of incidents together with getting frostbite on his toes from cryotherapy therapy, displaying up late or by no means to a number of practices, insisting on utilizing an older helmet that was banned from the NFL or he wouldn’t play, and stepping into an altercation with Raiders GM Mike Moyock.
He was launched by the Oakland Raiders and instantly signed by the New England Patriots earlier this week.