New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown is accused of rape by a woman who says she was his personal trainer, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Florida, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.
Brown denied the allegations through a statement issued by his lawyer.
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According to the reports, the woman alleges Brown, a resident of South Florida, sexually assaulted her three times — twice in June 2017 and once in May 2018. The accuser and Brown reportedly met while they were both student-athletes at Central Michigan, the accuser a gymnast and a participant with Brown in a Fellowship of Christian Athletes group, according to TMZ Sports.
The first alleged incident occurred during a training session in which “Brown exposed himself and kissed (the accuser) without her consent,” according to language in the lawsuit. In the second alleged incident that month, Brown is accused of masturbating near the accuser and ejaculating on her back.
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According to the New York Times, profane text messages sent from Brown to the accuser referring to such sex acts were attached to the lawsuit. The Athletic’s Nick Underhill tweeted what appeared to be screen grabs of the texts (though Underhill referred to them as “emails”). In them, Brown seemed to imply any sexual encounters were consensual.
The accuser stated in the suit she ended her working relationship with Brown from there, but that when he reached out to her apologize — TMZ reported the suit stating Brown “begged forgiveness” — she reluctantly agreed to train him again.
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But, according to the suit, the accuser said that on May 20, 2018, Brown pushed her onto a bed face first, then “forcibly” raped her. Though she shouted “no” and “stop,” the accuser stated that Brown refused and raped her, the Times reported.
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