Update 09/11/2019 9:45am:
Antonio Brown's lawyer, Darren Heitner, released a statement addressing the rape allegations against the NFL star.
Heitner states that Brown "denies each and every allegation in the lawsuit," adding that he will be pursuing "all legal remedies" to clear his name. The statement went on to claim that Brown's accuser, Brittany Taylor, approached the football player in 2017 to invest $1.6 million in her business, which he declined, leading Taylor to cut off communication with Brown.
However, Taylor resurfaced in 2018 with an offer to train Brown and travel with him for training purposes. Heitner added that Brown and Taylor engaged in "consensual" sex on several occasions. You can read the full statement above.
Original 09/10/2019 9:18pm:
Antonio Brown may have resolved his football-related issues after signing with the New England Patriots, but the star wide receiver has some off-the-field problems to address now. According to multiple reports, Brown has been slapped with a lawsuit from a woman who claims that she was raped or sexually assaulted by AB on more than one occasion.
The woman who brought the suit against Brown has been identified as Britney Taylor. She says that Brown hired her as a personal trainer and that the two initially met back in college at Central Michigan University where they were both student-athletes. According to the lawsuit, Taylor claims the first incident occurred in June 2017 when "Brown exposed himself and kissed [her] without her consent." After this encounter, Taylor says that Brown apologized and showed contrition in hopes that she would continue training him.
A little less than a year later Taylor claims that Brown sexually assaulted her, again. The lawsuit states that "Brown cornered [her] forced her down onto a bed, pushed her face into the mattress, and forcibly raped her." She claims to have resisted but Brown was "too strong and physically overpowered her." Despite her saying "No" and "Stop," Brown refused and penetrated her.
Taylor is looking for compensation for "physical injuries, pain and suffering, humiliation, embarrassment, stress and anxiety, loss of self-esteem and self-confidence, and emotional pain and suffering." AB's lawyer Darren Heitner issued a statement vehemently denying the allegations. Heitner added that Taylor only filed the lawsuit after Brown refused to invest $1.6 million in a "business project" she pitched to him.
Brown admits that the pair shared a "consensual personal relationship" and that she has continued to post pictures of herself with Brown in an attempt to benefit off of her association to him. AB claims that he will "pursue all legal remedies to not only clear his name, but to also protect other professional athletes against false accusations."