New England Patriots broad receiver Antonio Brown was appointed to a South Florida federal rape suit. Brown, 31, is “abused, physically attacked, and rape his former coach, Britney Taylor,” according to a prosecution lodged with the federal tribunal on Tuesday.
“As a rape victim of Antonio Brown, it was an extremely tough choice to speak out,” Taylor said in a declaration. “In my belief, my family and the accounts of other physical assault victims I have discovered the power. Speaking out eliminates the shame I felt during the previous year and puts it on the individual accountable for my rape. I’ll collaborate with the NFL and any other organizations, but I respectfully ask the media to respect my privacy at this point.”
The lawyer alleges that while Brown was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers in June 2017, he supposedly physically assaulted Taylor twice as they were in practice. The first event occurred at Brown’s home in Pittsburgh in early June and the second event occurred in his home in Miami at the end of June.
“First, Brown revealed himself and without her permission kissed Ms. Taylor,” the lawsuit states. “Later that month, Brown, standing behind Ms. Taylor, without her understanding, started to masturbate close to her and ejaculated on her back. Ms. Taylor knew what happened when she felt her clothing soaked in a wet spot. Later, Brown praised the event in astonishingly profane and angry text messages.”
After the incident, Taylor stopped working with Brown, the lawsuit says.
A few months later, Brown reached Taylor, requested forgiveness and wanted Taylor to resume training. The suit says that Taylor, who hesitated to resume training with Brown, finally agreed to stop any physical progress.
According to this suit, on 20 May 2018, “Taylor cornered Brown and compelled her onto a bed, threw her face into the mattress and kidnapped her forcibly” at the club’s home in South Florida.
“Ms. Taylor tried to resist, but Brown was too strong and overwhelmed her physically,” said the suit. “She shouted and cried all along, shouting repeatedly no and hold on. Brown refused and penetrated her.”
Brown was born in Miami, where he played high school soccer before playing college football at Central Michigan University in Miami Norland Senior High school. It was drafted by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
The lawsuit stated that when they both attended Central Michigan, Taylor met Brown in 2010.
Brown’s lawyers published on Tuesday night a declaration reading in part:
“Antonio Brown discovered today that in a lawsuit lodged in the Southern District of Florida at the federal court. Mr. Brown rejects every charge in the proceedings. He will seek all legal remedies not only to clear his name but also to safeguard other athletes from false accusations.”
The patriots published a declaration around midnight Wednesday that the NFL will investigate the accusations against Brown.
“We know of the civil action against Antonio Brown previously today and of the reaction from officials of Antonio,” the declaration said. “We are very serious about these claims. This organization does not endorse physical abuse or abuse under any circumstances. The league has told us that they are going to investigate. We won’t have any more comments while this inquiry is underway.”
It is unknown that in any of the events mentioned in the lawsuit any police reports have been submitted.