Things are not looking good for Antonio Brown.
Antonio Brown had one very interesting week. He was first accused of calling Mike Mayock, the Oakland Raiders general manager, a “cracker,” which then caused an explosion of events to follow.
Not happy with the football player’s recent behavior and choice of words, the Raiders eventually released the star football player from the team. However, to everyone’s surprise, Antonio landed on his feet like a cat.
Within 24 hours, he was picked up by another NFL team. Antonio found himself signing a 1-year contract with the New England Patriots worth up to $15 million dollars and a $9 million signing bonus.
So things were looking pretty fortunate for the wide receiver. That is until Tuesday.
Now, just moments after his redemption moment, Antonio is facing accusations of sexual assault and rape on three different occasions. The woman suing him is Britney Taylor, who says she was hired by the athlete as a personal trainer.
Britney alleges Antonio sexually assaulted her twice in the year 2017, before forcibly raping her in 2018.
The first incident, taking place in 2017, the female trainer claims AB exposed himself to her, as well as planting a kiss on her without receiving her consent. The second incident, allegedly within the same month, involved AB masturbating and ejaculating on her backside as she demonstrated a workout exercise.
And as for 2018, well the victim says Antonio “cornered [her] forced her down onto a bed, pushed her face into the mattress, and forcibly raped her,” reports TMZ.
The accusations come just hours after Antonio’s big contract secure. She is asking for compensation for physical injuries, pain and suffering, embarrassment, humiliation, stress and anxiety, loss of self-esteem and self-confidence, and emotional pain and suffering.
In the meantime, she’s cooperating with the NFL.
“I have found strength in my faith, my family, and from the accounts of other survivors of sexual assault. Speaking out removes the shame that I have felt for the past year and places it on the person responsible for my rape.”
“I will cooperate with the NFL and any other agencies; however, at this time, I respectfully request that the media please respect my privacy.”
Through all of this, Antonio Brown is maintaining his innocence in the rape and sexual assault of his former trainer. He believes the woman is taking revenge against him for not agreeing to an investor in a business venture.
However, he does not deny the sexual encounters. He claims all sexual encounters were consensual.
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