Antonio Brown Accused of Rape in Civil Lawsuit

September 11, 2019

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New England Patriot Antonio Brown has been accused of sexually assaulting his former trainer in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Florida. According to documents obtained by ESPN, Britney Taylor claims the receiver sexually assaulted her on three separate occasions in 2017 and 2018. The first alleged incident came in June 2017, with Taylor saying Brown exposed himself and kissed her without consent at one of his Pittsburgh-area homes. She also claims that Brown masturbated near her without her knowledge and, on a third occasion, "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,” adding that “any sexual interaction with Mr. Brown was entirely consensual." He also tweeted that Brown "will leave no stone unturned and will aggressively defend himself, including all of his rights in countersuits." Taylor is seeking in excess of $75,000.