Antonio Brown’s accuser refiles lawsuit in Florida state court

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Four weeks to the day after the filing of the lawsuit that has ended, for now, receiver Antonio Brown’s NFL career, his accuser has filed a new lawsuit.

It’s basically the same lawsuit, filed in a Florida state court and not in federal court. The new lawsuit contains some minor revisions and additional information, but the biggest development is that Britney Taylor has opted to proceed not in federal court but in state court.

Typically, persons who file lawsuits prefer state court. The decision becomes more complicated for plaintiffs who live in a different state than the state where the lawsuit is filed. Congress has long recognized the existence of “home cooking” in such cases, creating and preserving federal court jurisdiction when the plaintiff lives in one state and the defendant lives in another, and when the case has more than $75,000 at stake.

Taylor, who lives in Tennessee, originally relied on so-called “diversity jurisdiction” when suing Brown, who lives in Florida, in a Florida federal court. Over the past four weeks, she and her lawyers have decided to pursue the case in state court instead.

The new complaint includes text messages that Taylor allegedly sent in January 2019 to a group known as #TimesUpNow regarding her claim that Brown raped her. The new complaint also contends that “[s]ince Ms. Taylor’s allegations against Brown were made public, Brown has made or authorized a number of untrue public statements about Ms. Taylor, including the claim that Brown’s assault of Ms. Taylor was part of a consensual sexual relationship.”

The new complaint has some subtle changes as well. For example, the original complaint contends that Taylor, Brown, and a still-unnamed football player (believed to be Ravens receiver Marquise Brown) rode in the same car from a club to Brown’s home, where the alleged rape occurred. The new complaint alleges that Taylor and Antonio Brown rode back to his home in one car, and that Marquise Brown rode in another car.

Still, the core claims regarding sexual assault and rape are unchanged. The biggest difference is the general court system and the specific court that will handle the case.

13 responses to “Antonio Brown’s accuser refiles lawsuit in Florida state court

  1. That AB is an absolute tool doesn’t preclude Britney Taylor might be someone making a straight up money grab. The two are not mutually exclusive. Let’s all reserve judgement until a judge or jury makes one.

  2. That AB is an absolute tool doesn’t preclude Britney Taylor might be someone making a straight up money grab. The two are not mutually exclusive. Let’s all reserve judgement until a judge or jury makes one.

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    Gee I remember all the Fanboys saying BB would never sign that clown AB and then after his signing if anyone can fix AB it would be BB. Any comment by a Pats fan should be taken at face value and flushed immediately for what it is worth. ABis a jerk…..

  3. So the story has already changed, and we haven’t even been to any type of pre trial conference, or deposition yet. No matter how small those changes are they’re still changes. This isn’t gonna end well for her one way or the other, because even if she wins he’s gonna drag his feet on paying her, and then he’ll claim bankruptcy, and she’ll end up with penny’s on the dollar

  4. “Gee I remember all the Fanboys saying BB would never sign that clown AB”

    Their defense of him was off the charts.

  5. Is that coke trafficker still on the Patriots defense? The Patriots are a classless dirty team. They don’t care what their players do off the field, as long as they help win games. My niners need a wr, but I wouldn’t take Antonio brown on my team. He belongs in a prison cell.

  6. I can’t believe the patriots were browbeaten into giving him up without a shred of evidence or due process. The Patriots were manipulated by the media and fans who worship at a different altar into this. They were told they would be depicted as evil if they didn’t comply. Now that they complied it’s ok to speculate abt which WR needy team might take him next.

    America, shame on you. It’s called due process. Not guilty by suspicion. Not neo-feminist Mccarthyism.

  7. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    October 8, 2019 at 7:29 pm
    Is that coke trafficker still on the Patriots defense? The Patriots are a classless dirty team. They don’t care what their players do off the field, as long as they help win games. My niners need a wr, but I wouldn’t take Antonio brown on my team. He belongs in a prison cell.
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    The Patriots are a classless dirty team because they win, or because your 49ers have been irrelevant since the 80s? Speaking of players with issues how’s your boy Reuben Foster doing? How about Alden Smith you guys coddled that guy until the bottom fell out, and wasn’t he wearing your teams colors when he was accused of domestic assault? Ray McDonald there’s another guy accused of domestic violence? How’d that work out for you? Demarcus Dobbs Drunk Driving and drug possession how’d that play out? Chris Culliver arrested for felony hit and run wasn’t he wearing your teams colors when he was arrested? Bruce Miller Domestic Assault? How’d that work out for you guys? Bruce Miller arrested for assaulting a guy and his 70 year old father wasn’t he a 49er at the time? Tramaine Brock domestic assault while a member of your choir boy team how’s he doing? Be careful when throwing stones while living in a glass home son

  8. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    October 8, 2019 at 7:29 pm
    Is that coke trafficker still on the Patriots defense? The Patriots are a classless dirty team. They don’t care what their players do off the field, as long as they help win games. My niners need a wr, but I wouldn’t take Antonio brown on my team. He belongs in a prison cell.
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    The coke trafficker that was never arrested? All AB did in NE was send one single text message and he was gone. Hernandez was cut as soon as NE found out he went full Ray Lewis. Not sure what else any other players did while on their roster…

  9. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    October 8, 2019 at 7:29 pm
    Is that coke trafficker still on the Patriots defense? The Patriots are a classless dirty team. They don’t care what their players do off the field, as long as they help win games. My niners need a wr, but I wouldn’t take Antonio brown on my team. He belongs in a prison cell.
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    Do you mean the coke trafficker that was not even there because it was his vacation home and he was in training camp? The coke trafficker who had construction workers and others going in and out of the house in his absence? Do you mean that coke trafficker Mr. Credibility?

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