The Antonio Brown drama just won’t go away. Today, Brown has been accused of sexually assaulting his former trainer, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida. In the lawsuit, Brown’s former trainer and college classmate, Britney Taylor, accuses the New England Patriots receiver of sexually assaulting her on three separate occasions in 2017 and ’18.
The first incident describes Brown as grabbing and kissing Taylor without her consent. The second and third are much more disturbing in nature. A month after the first incident, Taylor alleges in the lawsuit, Brown masturbated near her without her knowledge and ejaculated on her back, then later bragged about it in a series of text messages. The third one, Taylor claims that Brown “forced her down onto a bed, pushed her face into the mattress, and forcibly raped her.”
Brown’s lawyer, Darren Heitner, said in a statement Tuesday night that the receiver and Taylor were involved in a “consensual personal relationship. Any sexual interaction with Mr. Brown was entirely consensual.”
— Darren Heitner (@DarrenHeitner) September 11, 2019
Taylor, said in a statement, “As a rape victim of Antonio Brown, deciding to speak out has been an incredibly difficult decision,” Taylor said in a statement. “I have found strength in my faith, my family, and from the accounts of other survivors of sexual assault.”
Brown has been in the headlines all off-season after being traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Oakland Raiders. Those burned feet, helmet disputes, and calling his GM a “cracker” all seem not very serious compared to this.