Celebrity News September 16, 2019
Antonio Brown Faces Explosive New Allegations from a Second Woman
NFL player Antonio Brown is facing more allegations of sexual misconduct.
Last week, Brown's former trainer Britney Taylor accused him of sexual assault and rape. He denied the accusations, saying the relationship was consensual. He has not been charged with a crime.
Now, Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated reports a second accuser has come forward.
According to Klemko, Brown hired an artist in 2017 to paint a mural at his Pittsburgh home, and she alleges he acted inappropriately while she was working on the project. Brown's lawyer Darren Heitner responded on Twitter, writing, Brown “denies that he ever engaged in such activities.”
Antonio Brown has reviewed the sexual misconduct allegations made by an unnamed artist included in a recently published Sports Illustrated article and denies that he ever engaged in such activities. There will be no further comment at this time.@DarrenHeitner
The unnamed woman claims that at one point, she was in a kneeling position when the athlete walked up behind her naked with a small towel over his genitals. She told Klemko she “paid him no mind.”
The second day, the artist said, “He walks up to me butt-ass naked, with a hand cloth covering his [penis] and starts having a conversation with me.” Klemko states that she took the interaction as a clear sexual come-on. She says she kept her cool and kept painting.
The mural was never finished, but he eventually paid her $2,000 for her work. She claims, however, he still owes for other art work. Brown and the woman are reportedly no longer in contact.
Meanwhile, Taylor is making shocking claims against Brown in a civil lawsuit, claiming he sexually assaulted her three times in 2017 and 2018.
According to the 15-page lawsuit obtained by “Extra,” she alleges that in June 2017, Brown exposed himself and kissed her without consent. Taylor also claims he masturbated without her knowledge and ejaculated on her back without consent later that month. She claims to have explicit text exchanges with Brown regarding the incident. She also alleges that during a third incident, he “forcibly raped” her at his Miami home in May 2018.
In a statement to “Extra” last week, Taylor said, “Speaking out removes the shame that I have felt for the past year and places it on the person responsible for my rape.”
Brown's lawyer Heitner released a statement saying he “denies each and every allegation” in the lawsuit. Taylor says she has passed a polygraph test.
After Taylor filed her lawsuit, TheHollywoodUnlocked.com posted videos of Brown with a woman some believe resembles Taylor. The videos show Brown and the woman in bed together. In another, the two are smiling and dancing. See the videos here.
The website claims the videos were recently taken by Brown and show no sign of trouble between the them.
"Extra" reached out to Taylor's lawyer for comment. He has not confirmed whether it is his client in the videos or when they were taken.
Brown, who scored his first touchdown for the New England Patriots on Sunday, broke his silence on social media last week.
The wide receiver posted a video of his workout on Instagram Stories.
He told followers, “In a time of crisis all I ask is love.” Brown added, “The devil gonna try to bring you down when you get closer to your goals. the key is... don't let him!”
Brown insisted, “No matter what they say... no matter what they hate... somebody still gotta go to work.”