NFL Star Antonio Brown Denies Accusations of Sexual Misconduct After Second Woman Comes Forward
Trouble continues to find the all-star wideout.
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has denied allegations of sexual misconduct and rape after two women have stepped forward with horrific accounts.
After Brown was accused of raping his former personal trainer Britney Taylor last week, a second woman has come forth with her own encounter with the athlete. On Monday, Sports Illustrated ran a profile of an artist who previously worked for Brown.
He reportedly appeared behind her nude with a washcloth covering his genitals. The woman, who opted to remain anonymous, was working on a mural for Brown at the time of the incident. Since the release of the damning account, the Patriots player has denied all such wrongdoing. Nearly a week before the report, Taylor released a statement accusing the wideout of more heinous crimes.
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According to Mass Live, Taylor alleged the 31-year-old raped and sexually assaulted her on three different occasions from June 2017 to May 2018. Before working as his personal trainer, Taylor was a gymnast at the University of Central Michigan.
They met in 2013 at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting at Central Michigan. At the time, the pair were bible-study partners, CBS Sports reports. He reached out to her in 2017 so that she could assist him to increase flexibility. They reportedly never dated, and Taylor never expressed romantic feelings for the player.
She filed a lawsuit last Tuesday stating Brown took advantage of her "kindness and her religious devotion, casting himself as a person equally dedicated to his religious faith and someone she could trust." The lawsuit stated Brown forced the victim on the bed and penetrated her against her will. She allegedly screamed "no" and "stop" throughout the entire incident.
Apparently, Brown has been known to have a history of misconduct with women. His former stepfather, Larry Moss Jr., told USA Today the wide receiver was abusive.
"I know he’s very abusive to women," Moss said. "As far as just raping somebody, [Brown] just feels like he can have whatever he wants. He’s just empowered that way. So it doesn’t surprise me that this kind of allegation came out about him."
In the wake of the reports, Brown's attorney, Darren Heitner, issued a statement via Twitter rebuking the women's accounts.
The newest Patriots player helped rout the Miami Dolphins 43-0 in his team debut. Team sources state they will conduct an investigation regarding Brown's allegations.