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Patriots star Antonio Brown accused of raping and sexually assaulting a personal trainer

NFL Star Antonio Brown is being sued by his ex-fitness instructor who claims he raped her three times on three separate occasions between 2017 and 2018, a lawsuit filed Tuesday confirms.

The woman, who identifies herself as Britney Taylor, says she was hired by Brown as a personal trainer in 2017 – alleging the first rape to have taken place in during a training session in June that year. 

Taylor, a gymnast who first met Brown while they were both studying at Central Michigan University, says the 31-year-old ‘exposed himself and kissed [her] without consent,’ according to documents obtained by DailyMail.com.

She also described a second alleged incident ‘later that same month’, in which Brown is said to have stood behind her with she was watching television, masturbated without her knowledge and then ‘ejaculated on her back’.

NFL Star Antonio Brown is being sued by a woman who claims he raped her three times on three separate occasions, a lawsuit filed Tuesday confirms

Filed in federal court in Florida, the lawsuit claims Brown bragged to Taylor about carrying out the purported assault in ‘profane and angry text messages’. 

As a result, Taylor, 28, ended her working relationship with Brown. However, several months later, when the Patriot’s wide receiver contacted her and ‘begged for forgiveness’, she agreed to relent, ‘swayed by his assurance that he would cease any sexual advances’. 

But on May 20, 2018, Taylor says Brown assaulted her once more, this time pinning her only a bed, forcing her face into a mattress and ‘forcibly’ raping her. 

Taylor said she tried to escape Brown’s hold, repeatedly screaming ‘no and stop’ at him, but the desperate cries allegedly fell on deaf ears and Brown was ‘too strong and physically overpowered her.’

According to the documents, Brown then refused to get off of her and then penetrated her.

‘As a rape victim of Antonio Brown, deciding to speak out has been an incredibly difficult decision,’ Taylor said in a statement released by her lawyer. ‘I have found strength in my faith, my family, and from the accounts of other survivors of sexual assault.’

Taylor added that she’s willing to cooperate with the NFL in any subsequent investigation. It’s not yet clear whether she’s reported her accusations to the police.

Taylor, a gymnast who first met Brown (pictured with Tom Brady in 2016) while they were studying at Central Michigan University together, says the 31-year-old 'exposed himself and kissed [her] without consent,’ according to documents obtained by DailyMail.com. She also described a second alleged incident 'later that same month', in which Brown is said to have stood behind her with she was watching television, masturbated without her knowledge and then 'ejaculated on her back'

Taylor, a gymnast who first met Brown (pictured with Tom Brady in 2016) while they were studying at Central Michigan University together, says the 31-year-old ‘exposed himself and kissed [her] without consent,’ according to documents obtained by DailyMail.com. She also described a second alleged incident ‘later that same month’, in which Brown is said to have stood behind her with she was watching television, masturbated without her knowledge and then ‘ejaculated on her back’ 

Filed in federal court in Florida, the lawsuit claims Brown bragged to Taylor about carrying out the purported assault in 'profane and angry text messages'

Filed in federal court in Florida, the lawsuit claims Brown bragged to Taylor about carrying out the purported assault in ‘profane and angry text messages’

Brown’s lawyer Darren Heitner tweeted a statement out on behalf of Brown on Tuesday evening, saying that his client ‘denies each and every allegation in the lawsuit’.

In a later message, he added his client ‘will leave no stone unturned and will aggressively defend himself, including exercising all of his rights in countersuits.’

Heitner said Brown was approached by his accuser in 2017, shortly after he signed a new contract to make him the highest paid wide receiver in the NFL.

‘At that time, Mr. Brown was asked to invest $1.6 million dollars in the accusers business project,’ the lawyers statement claimed. 

‘Mr. Brown was not informed by his accuser that she had just been levied with a $30,000 IRS tax lien or that $300,000 of the $1.6 million so-called “investment” was to be used to purchase a property already owned by the accuser and her mother.’

Heitner says Brown refused to invest in the scheme and the accuser then cut all communications with him.

However, she then resurfaced in 2018 and offered to travel to Pennsylvania to South Florida to train Brown for the up-coming season.   

‘Thereafter, the accuser engaged Mr. Brown in a consensual personal relationship. Any sexual interaction with Mr. Brown was entirely consensual,’ the lawyer retorted.

Brown's lawyer Darren Heitner tweeted a statement out on behalf of Brown on Tuesday evening, saying that his client 'denies each and every allegation in the lawsuit'

Brown’s lawyer Darren Heitner tweeted a statement out on behalf of Brown on Tuesday evening, saying that his client ‘denies each and every allegation in the lawsuit’

Heitner goes on the claim that, even after Taylor’s purported May 2018 rape claim, she continued to travel to Brown’s residences on multiple occasions in Florida and Tennessee.

He says she continued communications with Brown throughout 2018, and says she even asked him for tickets to a Pittsburgh Steelers football game in the winter the same year.

‘Mr. Brown’s accuser has continually posted photographs of Mr. Brown on her social media in an effort to financially benefit from his celebrity,’ Heitner blasted, adding that Brown ‘refuses to be the victim of what he believes to be a money grab.’ 

Of the May 2018 incident, Heitner says Taylor invited herself to spend a night out with Brown as his friends, as they spent the night frequenting adult entertainment bars in Miami.

‘Instead of leaving by herself, as she had arrived, and returning to her hotel, Mr. Brown’s accuser solicited Mr. Brown to join her and return to [his] residence where the two engaged in consensual sex.’ 

News of the lawsuit came just two days after Brown signed a contract with the New England Patriots potentially worth $24 million

News of the lawsuit came just two days after Brown signed a contract with the New England Patriots potentially worth $24 million

Taylor is a former gymnast who competed for the Central Michigan University, where Brown played college football, as well as at Louisiana State. 

Describing herself as a ‘world-class gymnast’ in her suit, Taylor now owns a gym of her own in Tennessee where she trains young gymnasts.

She is seeking compensation for ‘physical injuries, pain and suffering, humiliation, stress, anxiety, loss of self-esteem and self-confidence, and emotional pain and suffering.’

Taylor says she’s been left so traumatized as a result of the three alleged attacks she’s suffered ‘near-daily panic attacks, frequent suicidal ideations, and insomnia. She has also lost a remarkable amount of weight – 30 pounds in one month – due to stress.’

She is also seeking punitive damages, though a specific amount has not been outlined. 

Taylor has not yet responded to a DailyMail.com request for comment.

The lawsuit comes in the wake of Brown’s unsavory exit from the Oakland Raiders, where he was released after feuding with general manager Mike Mayock over fines.

He also recorded a heated phone conversation with head coach Jon Gruden – who was unaware he was being recorded – and posted it on social media. 

Hours after his release, Brown was offered a one year contract with by Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots, a deal worth up to $15 million, with a $9 million signing bonus.

The Patriots couldn’t immediately be reached for comment by DailyMail.com

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