Antonio Brown Accused of Raping Former Trainer in Federal Lawsuit


The suit, filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida, claims that Brown first sexually assaulted Taylor twice in June 2017, first by exposing himself in front of her and kissing her without her consent before, later that month, masturbating in her presence and ejaculating onto her back, according to the outlet. However, Rosenhaus wouldn't say if the Patriots knew about the possibility of a lawsuit when they signed him last Saturday, after the Raiders cut Brown. "I wouldn't be doing this interview if I didn't believe Antonio".

The receiver, who was working out while wearing a Patriots sweatshirt, told those who were watching, "No matter what they say, no matter what they hate, somebody's still got to go to work".

"Both Antonio and his representatives have made statements". Heitner claims Brown was asked by Taylor to invest $1.6 million in her business project, which he refused after learning that she had been "levied with a $30,000 IRX tax lien".

Rosenhaus said Brown will cooperate with the Patriots, NFL and NFLPA. The implication is that if Taylor planned to go public with her accusations against a star National Football League player anyway, why wouldn't she then go to the authorities at that point, unless she didn't want the claims to be properly investigated?

Brown intends to countersue Taylor for civil extortion, ESPN's Josina Anderson reported. One day earlier, Brown's former trainer accused him of rape in a federal lawsuit, and Brown's lawyer issued a statement saying he denies "each and every allegation". Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Brown will practice Wednesday. Under no circumstance does this organization condone sexual violence or assault.

Ed Griffith, the public information officer for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, said in a statement that "having reviewed our records, we found no prior police investigative contacts regarding these allegations or these individuals".

The NFL reportedly is seriously considering adding Brown to the commissioner's exempt list, which means the 31-year-old would not be able to attend practice or games but can attend meetings and be at the team's facility.