Antonio Brown has dominated the news in the sports realm over the past several weeks.
After wreaking havoc in Oakland California, the Raiders released its star wide receiver where he consequently signed a contract with the New England Patriots just hours later. And just when you thought it was enough news about Brown for now, a civil suit filed in federal court revealed that Brown sexually assaulted and raped Britney Taylor.
Here’s what we know about the explosive new rape allegations against Antonio Brown thus far.
Just when you’ve had enough of the controversial athlete Antonio Brown, an explosive new sexual assault and rape allegations shook the sports world like a massive 10.0 earthquake.
The lawsuit was filed in federal court in the southern district of Florida.
The woman, Britney Taylor, said in a statement that “As a rape victim of Antonio Brown, deciding to speak out has been an incredibly difficult decision. Speaking out removes the shame that I have felt for the past year and places it on the person responsible for my rape. I will cooperate with the NFL and any other agencies; however, at this time, I respectfully request that the media please respect my privacy.”
Brown emphatically denies the charges against him and his lawyer, Darren Heitner, said in a statement, “Mr. Brown denies each and every allegation in the lawsuit.”
They both went to Central Michigan together and were classmates. On top of that, according to the lawsuit, the two were Bible study partners and she was effectively Brown’s athletic trainer as well because Taylor was an Olympic gymnast. The suit alleges that she helped by “improving flexibility.”
The civil complaint, filed in the Southern District of Florida on Tuesday, says that Brown “exploited, sexually assaulted, and raped” his former trainer Britney Taylor. It details three incidents, two in June 2017 and one in May 2018. The first says that Brown “grabbed and kissed her without her consent” while his penis was exposed.
The second account, describing events less than a month later, says that Brown hid behind Taylor, masturbated, and ejaculated on her back, later bragging about it.
According to the lawsuit, Brown was surreptitiously masturbating behind Taylor while she was watching video of a church service. The complaint contains screenshots of Brown saying “I jack my d–k on your back!” in an email to Taylor basically confirming one of the allegations against the New England Patriot.
His English is atrocious and this some of grave delusions or someone furious he’s trying to be extorted.
On May 20, 2018, according to the complaint, Brown “forced her down onto a bed, pushed her face into the mattress, and forcibly raped her.”
You can read the thread of the court filing here:
Here’s the introduction of the Antonio Brown lawsuit filed today. Full filing is 15 pages and contains two screenshots the filing says are text messages from Brown: pic.twitter.com/ki3wHACauG
— William Joy (@WilliamKMBC) September 11, 2019
But a series of messages on social media between Brown and a woman named “Janet” tells a different side of the story. In this message thread, the woman revealed she was making it all up and Taylor was trying to extort him for money.
You can read that here:
Antonio Brown drama continues…
Exclusive IG convo between AB and unnamed female.
AB is saying a former trainer and her mom are extorting him for cash 💰 he’s been complying according to his direct messages. #Raiders might know according to female in chat. pic.twitter.com/rm3OySh0L4
— IB 🔌 (@incarceratedbob) September 7, 2019
Here’s a timeline put out by Brown’s lawyer.
— Darren Heitner (@DarrenHeitner) September 11, 2019
Now, the NFL is seriously considering putting Brown on the commissioner’s exempt list, which means he would not be able to play until the case is resolved or until the NFL completes its own private investigation.