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New England Patriots Antonio Brown Accused Of Raping Former Trainer Britney Taylor

New England Patriots Antonio Brown Accused Of Raping Former Trainer Britney Taylor

In the civil lawsuit, a copy of which was reviewed by ESPN, Brown's former trainer, Britney Taylor, accuses the newly signed New England Patriots receiver of sexually assaulting her on three separate occasions in 2017 and '18.

Trigger Warning: Graphic Description of Sexual Assault

American Football star Antonio Brown of the New England Patriots has been accused of sexually assaulting his former trainer Britney Taylor. According to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida,  Brown's former trainer, Britney Taylor, accused the newly signed New England Patriots receiver of sexually assaulting her on three separate occasions in 2017 and '18.



 

 

"We are aware of the civil lawsuit that was filed earlier today against Antonio Brown, as well as the response by Antonio's representatives," the Patriots said in a statement on Tuesday night. "We take these allegations very seriously. Under no circumstances does this organization condone sexual violence or assault. The league has informed us that they will be investigating. We will have no further comment while that investigation takes place.". The Patriots are playing the Miami Dolphins on Sunday and it is not clear if he will be on the team.



 

 



 

 

According to the lawsuit, the first alleged incident of sexual assault occurred on June 2017. Taylor said that Brown had exposed himself indecently and kissed her without consent at one of his houses in the Pittsburgh area. The next incident took place just a month later, at Brown's house in his hometown of Miami where Taylor alleges that Brown masturbated near her without her awareness and even ejaculated on her back. Taylor even states that Brown later bragged about it in several text messages. The 3rd incident took place the next year, in May 2018, where Taylor described that Brown had "forced her down onto a bed, pushed her face into the mattress, and forcibly raped her." after she went back to Brown's home in Miami to use the restroom and grab a bite to eat. 



 

 

Brown's lawyer, Darren Heitner, made a public statement on Tuesday night that Brown and Taylor were actually involved in a completely "consensual personal relationship". He went on to say that "any sexual interaction with Mr. Brown was entirely consensual". "Mr. Brown denies each and every allegation in the lawsuit",  Heitner, said. "He will pursue all legal remedies to not only clear his name but to also protect other professional athletes against false accusations." In the very same tweet, Heitner said that Brown "will leave no stone unturned and will aggressively defend himself, including all of his rights in countersuits."



 

 

According to the lawsuit filed against Brown, Taylor claims to have first met him at a Bible study group at Central Michigan where Brown attended college. She was a gymnast at the time and they became friends before falling out of touch for several years after that. They 'reunited' again in June 2017 when Brown hired Taylor to assist him in his physical training. The lawsuit claims that Taylor only thought of her relationship with Brown as a "brother-sister" one, and even acted accordingly throughout their time together.



 

 

Taylor also said that she is seeking in excess of $75,000 from Brown as these incidents have left her suffering from "near-daily panic attacks and suicidal ideations," "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." 



 

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