A personal trainer who accused the New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown of violently raping her said in a lawsuit that the football player told her “you made me feel like a real rapist” when she confronted him the next day.
In a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida, Britney Taylor, a fitness trainer, accused Brown of exposing himself to her, kissing her without her consent, masturbating and ejaculating on her without her consent, and raping her.
Brown’s attorney said in a statement that Brown “denies each and every allegation in the lawsuit” and that any sexual interaction between Brown and Taylor was “entirely consensual.”
Taylor alleged in her lawsuit that Brown “used manipulation and false promises to lure her into his world, and once there, he sexually assaulted and raped her.”
The lawsuit said that the pair met in a Bible study while they were students at Central Michigan University in 2010 and that Taylor later became Brown’s personal trainer.
The lawsuit alleged that Brown sexually assaulted Taylor twice in 2017 and raped her in May 2018. He was playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers at the time.
The lawsuit said that after Brown “cornered Ms. Taylor, forced her down onto a bed, pushed her face into the mattress, and forcibly raped her,” she confronted him about what happened.
The lawsuit said Taylor had fled Brown’s house crying, leaving behind her belongings, and returned the next day to pick them up.
“She courageously approached Brown, telling him that they ‘needed to talk about last night.’ He replied, ‘You made me feel like a real rapist,'” the lawsuit said.
Taylor, who now lives in Tennessee, said in the lawsuit that over the next several months, she lost 30 pounds, had nearly daily panic attacks and frequent suicidal thoughts, and “fell into a deep depression.”
She first reported the incident to #TimesUpNow in January, though she did not name Brown, the lawsuit said. She then filed a civil suit after speaking to a former assistant district attorney and sex-crimes prosecutor at her church.
NFL leaders are meeting on Wednesday to discuss the allegations. Brown could be put on the commissioner’s exempt list, which would make him ineligible to play, according to The Washington Post.
No criminal charges have been filed against Brown, though he could face punishment by the NFL under its personal-conduct policy.
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