Two different women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment, assault, and rape against new Patriots receiver Antonio Brown, in the last two weeks, following his release from the Raiders.
The first was Britney Taylor, Brown’s former trainer who filed a civil lawsuit in Florida claiming Brown had sexually assaulted her twice in 2017 and, in 2018, raped her at his South Florida home. The second came forward anonymously, speaking with Sports Illustrated about an encounter in 2017 in which she had been hired to paint a mural in Brown’s home in Pennsylvania.
The accuser told SI that Brown approached her while she was painting and he was completely naked, with only a small towel covering his genitals. She said she ignored him and kept painting, but was not asked to come back and was paid for her two days of work.
On Thursday, Sports Illustrated‘s Robert Klemko received an update from the woman, who says she received “intimidating” group text messages from Brown, asking his people to “look into” her, as well as sending pictures of her children.
SI confirmed it was the same number Brown had used to communicate with her in 2017. The group chat included Brown’s lawyer, Darren Heitner, and a number registered to Brian Davis, who Klemko says is one of Brown’s confidants.
The woman’s lawyer sent a letter to the NFL seeking help in ending the behavior that is “intimidating and threatening to our client, in violation of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy,” and the league will reportedly have a call with her lawyers about this new development.
This certainly will not be the end of this long and messy situation.