Antonio Brown admits sexual relationship with accuser, calls lawsuit a “money grab”

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On the same day he became a member of the Patriots, receiver Antonio Brown has been sued for sexual assault and rape.

Brown’s lawyer, Darren Heitner, has issued a detailed statement that admits to the existence of a sexual relationship between Brown and the plaintiff, Britney Taylor, but denies any wrongdoing on Brown’s behalf. The lawyer’s statement calls the lawsuit a “money grab.”

“He will pursue all legal remedies to not only clear his name, but also to protect other professional athletes against false accusations,” Heitner vows.

In the statement, Heitner characterizes Taylor as someone who was looking for funding from Brown to launch a business project. She allegedly sought $1.6 million.

“When Mr. Brown refused to make the $1.6 million ‘investment,’ the accuser supposedly cut off communication with Mr. Brown,” Heitner contends. “However, in 2018, the accuser resurfaced and offered to travel to Pennsylvania and South Florida to train Mr. Brown for the upcoming season. Thereafter, the accuser engaged Mr. Brown in a consensual personal relationship. Any sexual interaction with Mr. Brown was entirely consensual.”

Heitner claims that the relationship continued after the alleged rape in May 2018.

“Mr. Brown’s accuser has continually posted photographs of Mr. Brown on her social media in an effort to financially benefit from his celebrity,” Heitner writes. “Mr. Brown, whose hard work and decision to his craft has allowed him to rise to the top of his profession, refuses to be the victim of what he believes to be a money grab.”

The statement narrows the focus of much of the looming legal fight to the credibility of Brown and Taylor, since it’s clear that they knew each other and had a personal relationship. While third-party witnesses and circumstantial evidence may tip the scales one way or the other, this one will (barring a settlement) boil down to whether a jury believes him or believes her.

While that may not be enough to ever secure a conviction in criminal court, it’s more than enough to satisfy the much lower burden of proof in civil cases.

112 responses to “Antonio Brown admits sexual relationship with accuser, calls lawsuit a “money grab”

  1. well, wanting to be the center of attention doesn’t always give you the results you want. Not that I know one way or the other but don’t have alot of sympathy for AB

  2. @patriots. release him. huge pats fan here. ditch this loser now please for the love of god. just another duped team. admit it and move on. everybody makes mistakes trying to win. i love the pats but i hated this signing and they gotta move on now.

  3. While it’s got a scent to it, giving timing and all, and with due respect to the alleged victim in the lawsuit, its just more baggage for the Pats to consider before they let him on a plane to Miami.

  4. There’s no professional football anymore, only those of ugly character who want to promote themselves and insult the intelligence of – hopefully former – fans. Why do we want to watch these deviants?

  5. And the irony and arrogance of AB trying to discredit an accuser for being on a money grab this week lol. Good luck with that counselor

  6. So first instance supposedly takes place in june 2017 and NO police report, then again almost a year later in 2018, both while he was a Steeler, but again NO police report and NO mention. First off it smells FISHY and like FAKE NEWS, AND THE TIMING……..HMMMMM???????

  7. So I wonder why AB demanded guaranteed money up front on his latest contract?

    Already tired of the AB show, and it’s been what, 48 hours?

  8. Well, no one has more credibility in my mind than someone who walked out on his team during a playoff push, posted video from a post game locker room after promising not to, almost killed a kid throwing furniture off a hotel balcony, and then sabotaged a team that had given up draft picks and a huge contract to get him by acting like a lunatic.

    Yup, that guy’s word is gold to me.

  9. Sports fandom is a crazy thing. A player joins the team you cheer for and 1 day later fans of those colors defend him for one of the most vile acts imaginable.

    If he was a Steeler would you still defend him?

  10. For his sake…he better be right! And after the last few months…it’s gonna be a tough sell to the media and fans

  11. Look…the guy is an idiot on so many levels, but from what I have read so far from differing reports, I probably believe him. She never reported it, she kept seeing/working with him, the social media posts? The saddest part is, if she is lying, how much harder it makes it on a real victim of a sexual assault/rape happening that involves a famous person/athlete.

  12. Well if it is he said vs she said, Brown has no credibility after his social media posts during his time with the Raiders are shown.

    He is clearly crazy, and I have no doubt that relationship or not, Brown forced his way with her, which is rape.

    Kick this nutter out of the NFL.

  13. Congratulations Patriots. The bad news is that you got AB for one day. The good news is that you got AB for one day.

  14. Not a fan of AB and his antics…. but…. it sounds like this lady pursued a relationship with him, and sounds like she had her eyes on the prize. Now it’s just he said she said. Could very well be a money grab as he claims.

  15. One would think Brown’s credibility is somewhat shot by the theatrics of the last month. Looking unstable got him released from the Raiders and got him to where he wanted to be, the patriots, but that will work against him in a court of law.

    It doesn’t mean he did anything illegal but kills his credibility if he has to testify.

    While it has no bearing on the case I would love to have her lawyer to ask him questions regarding the last 2 weeks.

  16. I reserve judgment on the accusations.

    But the Patriots are now in the AB Days of Our Lives NFL sideshow.

    Enjoy.

  17. All the Pats need to do is ask Antonio if those are indeed his texts to the accuser, if so he’s gone. That is if they have a shred of dignity left….

  18. “He will pursue all legal remedies to not only clear his name, but also to protect other professional athletes against false accusations,”
    Such a humanitarian, always looking out for other professional athletes.

  19. I think NE may have second thoughts about AB. Did they do there research on him? Now the NFL may look into this trade. Bill

  20. If there is proof of him being innocent he should show it but there is a hint of Guilt the Patriots should release him ASAP.They won and got to the Superbowl last year with Petterson Hogan Elderman and Dorsett If they release Brown they still have Gordon Elderman Dorsett Harry and Myers they should be fine

  21. What does AB know about a money grab? Dang really is he going to blame the Steelers or the NFL for this one?

  22. Ego and a grandiose since of entitlement are now the new “normal” in the NFL.These
    “Diva” players are so narcissistic there oblivious to the real world.

  23. He is truly an embarrassment to the game and the league. I lost a ton of respect for the Pats on chasing this man. I know he’s a great player, but this father of five (!) is a real degenerate.

  24. I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that he has a new contract on the same day. It’s about justice, surely not about money. Right.

  25. Ya know, if the Patriots had done their homework and simply look at AB as a whole the last few years they wouldn’t have fallen on their sword.

    This proves they learned NOTHING from having a serial murderer Aaron Hernandez on their team.

  26. packsupersoldier says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:13 pm
    Wow. That blew up in Belicheat’s face.

    How crybaby?
    He will just cut him. They don’t NEED him.

    Another JEALOUS fan with PDS
    (Patriots derangement syndrome)

  27. Maybe he did it, maybe he didn’t (although his selfish personality would seem to atleast make this plausible). The question is, will the Patriots be willing to put up with all the attention this is going to bring while it is going on? This is not the stuff of “the Patriot way”.

  28. So as the article states she went with Brown to Florida to train him????
    Train him for what ???
    What training could she possibly provide Brown that the NFL doesn’t provide ???

  29. For those of us who are Pats fans, either this lawsuit/trial will exonerate him or we’ll be rid of the clown show for good, as we were with that cretin, Hernandez, because if found guilty Brown will be in prison. Don’t know if all this was consensual or not, but guess we’ll find out eventually. Meanwhile… what? Just another reason for Goodell to go after the Pats. Either way, with or without him we’ll be just fine. Think not? Ask the Steelers. Go Brady and Go Pats….

  30. maximusintoxicus says:
    September 10, 2019 at 9:35 pm
    There is NO WAY he consulted an attorney before making that statement. What a total dolt!

    ———————-
    As I read the article it seems to say the statement you refer to was released by Brown’s attorney?

  31. Honestly, this is why being a drama queen can really haunt you later. Lets say he is innocent, but this is still likely to come down to who to believe. Regardless of who you decide to believe in the end don’t tell me that all the sense of entitlement you gave seen him demonstrate isnkt a factor that gets weighed in there while you think it through.

  32. “as we were with that cretin, Hernandez, because if found guilty Brown will be in prison. ”

    No he won’t be. This is a civil lawsuit seeking monetary damages. She has not filed a criminal complaint against Brown and seems unlikely she will.

  33. Mr Belicheat we have the Jets on line one … they are asking for a first rounder for Darius Thomas.

  34. pmlangan says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:03 pm
    I can’t wait to see Pats fans spin on this one

    ——————
    Just want to remind everyone this is not about football. No fanbase should be having s “spin”.

  35. Money grab? 75k is not a money grab. At least not enough to drag yourself through the mud in the process. I’m not rich, but there are better ways to make 75 grand than filing a bogus federal lawsuit that will entail intense media scrutiny and countersuits. He probably makes that after one day of practice, so it isn’t to financially hurt him either.

  36. It seems like everyone here is responding without checking out the actual evidence…

    After reading Britney Taylor’s lawsuit and comparing that against AB’s testimony, it’s hard to believe that he’s innocent. Her lawsuit was included a polygraph test by a former FBI agent who led polygraph testing efforts against felons during his time with the FBI. Her lawsuit was detailed and very specific, with real evidence. Her lawsuit included hard evidence of AB admitting to the second of 3 accusations in 2 very poorly written (shocker) emails to Ms. Taylor. AB’s testimonial response was very lawyer-like with complete lack of detail. Darren Heitner (the lawyer) seemed to re-position Brown in every section of the testimony, it’s not hard to see through that. That said, his response was written by the lawyer and had to be very timely. There was not time to find said evidence on his behalf.

    Hard to tell for sure, but based off what we’ve seen from AB so far this year, I’d be shocked if he was innocent. Maybe more evidence will appear from his side.

  37. Titaniumman says:
    September 11, 2019 at 7:54 am
    So as the article states she went with Brown to Florida to train him????
    Train him for what ???
    What training could she possibly provide Brown that the NFL doesn’t provide ???
    ——–
    Virtually every top NFL player works with independent personal trainers in the off season. This is a meaningless argument.

  38. charger383 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:22 pm
    I do not like Brown, but this is a shakedown for money. She waited until payday and filed civil and not criminal.
    ————————

    He actually signed a contract for a much larger contract many months ago. And it’s not like he didn’t have money before. The timing is irrelevant. The facts are relevant.

  39. So first instance supposedly takes place in june 2017 and NO police report, then again almost a year later in 2018, both while he was a Steeler, but again NO police report and NO mention. First off it smells FISHY and like FAKE NEWS, AND THE TIMING……..HMMMMM???????

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    You do understand that the majority of rapes go initially unreported, right? Just because she didn’t report it, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. And doesn’t make that behavior right.Look at the abused women that continue to stay with their abusers.

  40. We all gave Judge Kavanaugh the benefit of the doubt when there was no hard evidence that he assaulted that woman. But now people are falling over themselves to argue that even if he’s innocent, Brown shouldn’t be given a chance just because even being accused is itself a circus.

    Is the reason for the double standard that fans on the whole something big to lose from Brown playing (another Super Bowl for the hated Patriots) than we have to gain from a conservative on the Supreme Court? I’d urge whether people’s sense of right and wrong is more about who wins than the actual standard of behavior.

  41. Don’t go with the GUILTY verdict untill all comes out. If she is caught trying to get $$$ from him, it is called BLACKMAIL.

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