Lawrence Taylor prevails in civil sexual assault case

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The good news for Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor?  He has been exonerated of civil sexual assault charges arising from a 2010 encounter with an underaged prostitute.

The bad news for Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor?  He has been exonerated of civil sexual assault charges arising from a 2010 encounter with an underaged prostitute.

In yet another sad footnote to the legacy of a man whose bust in Canton will prompt many parents to nudge their kids along to the next bronzed likeness, Taylor has prevailed in a lawsuit brought by the now-19-year-old woman with whom Taylor had sex for cash more than two years ago, according to the Associated Press.

The jury returned a verdict for Taylor on Friday, after hearing testimony from the woman and from the former Giant.

Taylor’s lawyer had called the case a money grab.  And while the jury may have been repulsed by Taylor’s behavior, a jury must want not only to take money from the defendant in a civil case but also give it to the plaintiff.

23 responses to “Lawrence Taylor prevails in civil sexual assault case

  1. Didn’t she get paid for the “act” and didn’t she also consent to said act? The legal age of consent in NY is 17 I think.

    Sorry if she was a runaway and had problems, but to me this had $$$ written all over.

  2. To all you Roethlisberger fans piling on LT, remember he has something in common with Big Ben; neither was convicted

    According to the courts, dude did nothing wrong

  3. blacknole08 says:

    “Didn’t she get paid for the “act” and didn’t she also consent to said act? The legal age of consent in NY is 17 I think.

    Sorry if she was a runaway and had problems, but to me this had $$$ written all over.”
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    She was 16 years old at the time. Maybe you should take the time to read before you comment.

    LT is a pig. Win or lose, nothing changes that.

  4. pftcensorssuck says: Oct 26, 2012 2:52 PM

    To all you Roethlisberger fans piling on LT, remember he has something in common with Big Ben; neither was convicted

    According to the courts, dude did nothing wrong
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    I guess you missed the criminal case where Taylor pled guilty to 2 misdemeanor sex charges (statutory rape and third degree criminal sexual act). This was a civil case.

  5. I am sure she wanted money, maybe so did her family. But there was very strong evidence that he made a call, used language that showed he meant to order a very young girl. The man is over 50 and some of you are talking about age of consent? Same flapjacks who are cheering the GOP folks who think rape is god’s plan it would seem.

  6. pftcensorssuck says: Oct 26, 2012 2:52 PM

    To all you Roethlisberger fans piling on LT, remember he has something in common with Big Ben; neither was convicted

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    Yeah, neither was OJ….

  7. Underaged prostitute? More like trafficked child! He was found guilty in criminal court. There are some really disgusting comments here…. hope I never have to protect my daughters from some of you!

  8. Good thing for lt that the hooker’s lawyer didn’t filr a motion early on to transfer venue to Philly.

  9. I know the comment in the article was probably made to fit the story, but actually if I were a parent I wouldn’t hustle my kids past his bust in Canton. If they were of the right age, I could use it as a teaching moment. I could say,”This man was a great player, one I looked up to as a kid. I later found out that he was far from a great human being. That’s why you have to realize that just because someone has awesome talent doesn’t mean they are someone to look up to as a person.”

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