Antonio Brown faces claim for punitive damages in pending sexual assault/rape lawsuit

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Receiver Antonio Brown has returned to the NFL despite a pending civil lawsuit against him alleging sexual assault and rape. On Tuesday, Britney Taylor and her lawyers provided a stark reminder of the serious nature of the accusations.

Taylor has filed a motion for permission to amend her civil complaint to assert a claim for punitive damages against Brown. Although typically sought in claims alleging intentional misconduct, Taylor had not previously demanded payment over and above compensation for the harm she suffered, payment aimed at punishing a wrongdoer and deterring others from similar behavior.  She now does.

More accurately, she soon will, if permitted by the presiding judge to do so. Today’s filing consists of a nine-page document explaining the basis for amending the complaint to seek punitive damages, along with a three-page affidavit from Taylor reiterating her allegations against Brown.

While none of the information is new, the documents emphasize the notion that Brown stands accused of grave misconduct.

Specifically, Taylor contends that, on June 25, 2017, Brown masturbated in her presence and ejaculated on her back, without her knowledge or consent. She also claims that, on or about May 20, 2018, Brown raped her.

The affidavit concludes with this testimony from Taylor: “He then forced me onto his bed and pushed my face into the mattress. He pinned me down and physically overpowered me so that I could not get away or fight back. I told him no and begged him to stop, but Brown lifted by dress and raped me as I was protesting and crying. I never consented to any intimate contact or sexual intercourse with Brown — he raped me.”

The NFL previously investigated the allegations, but reached no conclusion as to their accuracy. The league has reserved the right to take action against Brown based on evidence developed in the pending litigation, up to and including trial testimony and a jury verdict.

If a jury eventually finds that Brown committed sexual assault and rape, it’s difficult if not impossible to imagine the league taking no further action. The case currently is set for trial next month, but it most likely will be delayed into 2021.

60 responses to “Antonio Brown faces claim for punitive damages in pending sexual assault/rape lawsuit

  1. As if this plaintiff wasn’t already lacking enough credibility, shes now also losing the “well why would she lie, its not like shes asking for money” ground.

  2. I wonder how Mr. and Mrs. Giselle feel about this and their children knowing this man lives in their house.

    Beyond disturbing how far gone Brady has become.

  3. How is Brady getting a pass with all this out there? He said it’s all not true and since he’s good at catching passes, that’s good enough for Tommy? What a bunch of garbage.

  4. And this is the person TB12 allows to live under the same roof as his wife and children. What a world.

  5. skunkb3ar says:
    November 10, 2020 at 6:23 pm
    As if this plaintiff wasn’t already lacking enough credibility, shes now also losing the “well why would she lie, its not like shes asking for money” ground.

    1 6 Rate This

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    You come off as sexist and offensive. Tell us, what is it about her “credibility” that is an issue?

  6. I don’t think anybody missed Brown before he came back with the Bucs last week, think we had forgotten about him. His past behaviour speaks for itself, guy never learns, to even out yourself in this position and be accused of this crime, just shows his arrogance that he believes it will just go away, or he will settle. It just never ends with this guy! Let’s just move on from this low life!

  7. sojournofred says:
    November 10, 2020 at 6:26 pm
    How is Brady getting a pass with all this out there? He said it’s all not true and since he’s good at catching passes, that’s good enough for Tommy? What a bunch of garbage.

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    It’s why BB walked.

    You can just see the patterns of Brady’s decision making being so far removed from the real world, essentially building over time since meeting Giselle about 10 years ago.

    That’s when all of this started.

    We may learn at some point how hard Brady came to be in terms of BB trying to not only challenge him evey year to continue to be succesful, but also trying to rein that ego in.

    Again, after Brady not really taking accountability over subpar postseasons from 2007-2012, mainly 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, it was why he drafted a qb to wotk with daily to supplant Brady in NE.

    Fanboys equated regular season stats in a offensive league vs mediocre or bad defenses to how he called his own plays and managed the game when it mattered. In other words, personal stats took precedent over a run game or smart decisions with the ball.

  8. Looks like AB will have to get his BFF on the stand to testify as a character witness to say what a great guy AB is. Bradybwill figure it out.

  9. “Beyond disturbing how far gone Brady has become”

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    Wait – did I miss the part of the story where Brady is accused of rape??

    Long leap there in your interpretation.

  10. can’t believe they even considered letting this guy back. didn’t he also assault a truck driver just a few months ago?

  11. shoepik says:
    November 10, 2020 at 6:34 pm
    Kinda curious as to the character of the claimant.

    6 20 Rate This

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    Yes, afterall, Brown has shown exemplary characfer in recent years and comes off very mature.

  12. Some of the stuff this guy is accused of doing is flat out disturbing. What is Brady thinking bringing this guy into HIS HOME with his wife and kids?? Brown clearly has no impulse control. It’s unbelievable that Brady would trust him.

  13. I am no AB fan and generally think is has some serious behavioral issues. That being said, from what I have read this chick seems less than credible at a minimum and this move does nothing to improve that.

    Consider that the NFL doesn’t generally require actual evidence to suspend players and after investigating this one did not suspend AB

  14. kev359 says:
    November 10, 2020 at 7:10 pm
    I am no AB fan and generally think is has some serious behavioral issues. That being said, from what I have read this chick seems less than credible at a minimum and this move does nothing to improve that.
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    Your referring to this woman as a “chick” does not do much for the credibility of your opinion.

  15. turkeycreekjackjohnson says:
    November 10, 2020 at 6:52 pm
    “Beyond disturbing how far gone Brady has become”

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    Wait – did I miss the part of the story where Brady is accused of rape??

    Long leap there in your interpretation.

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    And, you have a long leap to a local community college and English 101 to tune up those comprehension skills.

  16. touchback6 says:
    November 10, 2020 at 6:42 pm
    skunkb3ar says:
    November 10, 2020 at 6:23 pm
    As if this plaintiff wasn’t already lacking enough credibility, shes now also losing the “well why would she lie, its not like shes asking for money” ground.

    1 6 Rate This

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    You come off as sexist and offensive. Tell us, what is it about her “credibility” that is an issue?
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    Well for one, there were pictures of her hanging out with Brown AFTER this allegedly took place.

    “Now, Brown, who just signed with the Patriots on Sunday, made a statement saying that he actually had consensual sex with Taylor that night and accused her of just trying to extort him. We also spoke with Brown’s rep who denied these claims and also managed to obtain videos of him and Taylor recently hanging out. In several clips, you can see the two enjoying each other’s company. Both of them look quite comfortable with no signs of trouble.”

  17. When a man cares more about achievements and his career than what is most important. Which is your family and friends you keep. It’s troubling and sickening.
    Letting someone like Brown live with your family for another ring you can’t take with you when you die makes Tom a pathetic person.

  18. The NFL has no credibility on these issues as long as they allow Brown to be on a roster and collect a pay check. A massive pay check!

  19. kev359 says:
    November 10, 2020 at 7:10 pm
    I am no AB fan and generally think is has some serious behavioral issues. That being said, from what I have read this chick seems less than credible at a minimum and this move does nothing to improve that.
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    Your referring to this woman as a “chick” does not do much for the credibility of your opinion.
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    Apologies – I will retract the “chick” noun. But I read the background and it seems like a money grab. And my point was the NFL has suspended far better people for far less discretions so the fact that they did not suspend AB, who has a bad track record, for this, makes me more convinced this one is likely not true

  20. skunkb3ar says:
    November 10, 2020 at 6:23 pm
    As if this plaintiff wasn’t already lacking enough credibility, shes now also losing the “well why would she lie, its not like shes asking for money” ground.
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    Do you even know how a lawsuit works? You just don’t demand money and get it. She lacks credibility? Tell me again about AB’s mental state during the last few years. A trustworthy fellow thy could hang out with your mom, right?

  21. Who to believe….hmmmmmm.

    Believe AB, who has along history of being violent and out of control….and lying about it….or believe the woman, who stands to make money.

    I believe the woman. AB has shown everyone who he is.

  22. PFTSelectiveCensorship says:
    November 10, 2020 at 7:26 pm
    touchback6 says:
    November 10, 2020 at 6:42 pm
    skunkb3ar says:
    November 10, 2020 at 6:23 pm
    As if this plaintiff wasn’t already lacking enough credibility, shes now also losing the “well why would she lie, its not like shes asking for money” ground.

    1 6 Rate This

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    You come off as sexist and offensive. Tell us, what is it about her “credibility” that is an issue?
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    Well for one, there were pictures of her hanging out with Brown AFTER this allegedly took place.

    “Now, Brown, who just signed with the Patriots on Sunday, made a statement saying that he actually had consensual sex with Taylor that night and accused her of just trying to extort him. We also spoke with Brown’s rep who denied these claims and also managed to obtain videos of him and Taylor recently hanging out. In several clips, you can see the two enjoying each other’s company. Both of them look quite comfortable with no signs of trouble.”

    0 8 Rate T

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    Yeah, right. And, I have some oceanfront property in Arizona to sell you, too.

  23. Well this may not be a popular opinion and I believe if AB did what is alleged he should be in jail. However he only faces civil charges and now punitive damages because the plaintiff did not want to file criminal charges. Did she not want to face liability due to police questioning her veracity? The NFL must have taken this into consideration. The Plaintiff went for the money without pursuing criminal liability against Brown. GO FIGURE?

  24. Again, after Brady not really taking accountability over subpar postseasons from 2007-2012, mainly 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, it was why he drafted a qb to wotk with daily to supplant Brady in NE.
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    Yep, that Brady guy really stunk didn’t he. He only won 3 out of 4 Super Bowls AFTER 2012! Nice try, move along.

  25. kev359 says:
    November 10, 2020 at 7:38 pm
    kev359 says:
    November 10, 2020 at 7:10 pm
    I am no AB fan and generally think is has some serious behavioral issues. That being said, from what I have read this chick seems less than credible at a minimum and this move does nothing to improve that.
    ===========
    Your referring to this woman as a “chick” does not do much for the credibility of your opinion.
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    Apologies – I will retract the “chick” noun. But I read the background and it seems like a money grab. And my point was the NFL has suspended far better people for far less discretions so the fact that they did not suspend AB, who has a bad track record, for this, makes me more convinced this one is likely not true

    4 3 Rate This

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    Then why did the NFL force Kraft to cut Brown? What has changed?

    Kinda funny he was take off NE, but allowed to follow Brady, but only on a different team, eh?

    I know why Goodell did this. Do you?

  26. The NFL also overlooked the numerous racial slurs brown hurled at team employees. Why wasn’t he forced to go to sensitivity training and apologize? If the races were reversed he would’ve been kicked out of the league as soon as it happened.

  27. There is another woman in Pittsburgh that has accused AB of sexual misconduct. She stated her story publicly but did not want to take it to court. She was a painter that AB hired to paint a mural in his home. Both woman describe similar things that AB did to each of them. I totally believe the women in both of these situations. I think that its fine to have an opinion on these cases, but i find it very wrong to say disrespectful things about the woman. IF her story proves to be not true, fine, have at her, but until then she should be treated as a victim.

  28. These allegations have been out there for some time. They aren’t new. Her credibility IS in question because clearly him ejaculating on her back didn’t stop her from spending time with AB. And then of course she finds herself in ABs bedroom….that’s doesn’t sound strange?

    And she didn’t file a police report on any of this because why exactly??

  29. Reading these comments…might as well just throw out the most successful justice system in the history of mankind…

  30. I really liked it better when we stopped talking about AB after he faded into the darkness of not playing. But now that he’s back it looks like we will get daily…maybe even hourly…updates on two subjects worthy of our angst…COVID and AB. I wish they had a vaccine for both!

  31. vikingprideforever says:
    Innocent until proven guilty, keep that in mind people.
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    Innocent until proven guilty is a protection that applies only in the courtroom. It means nothing in the court of public opinion. Keep that in mind, sir.
    I’ve seen more than enough from Antonio Brown to be able to form an opinion with regard to his guilt or innocence. You are free to form any opinion of your own that you like.

  32. “Specifically, Taylor contends that, on June 25, 2017, Brown masturbated in her presence and ejaculated on her back, without her knowledge or consent. She also claims that, on or about May 20, 2018, Brown raped her.”
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    Can someone please explain why after the first “incident” in June 2017 did she even put herself anywhere near him for the second “incident” to happen almost A FULL YEAR LATER?

    This makes no sense at all.

  33. imodanisback says:
    November 10, 2020 at 8:01 pm
    Again, after Brady not really taking accountability over subpar postseasons from 2007-2012, mainly 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, it was why he drafted a qb to wotk with daily to supplant Brady in NE.
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    Yep, that Brady guy really stunk didn’t he. He only won 3 out of 4 Super Bowls AFTER 2012! Nice try, move along.

    10 10 Rate This

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    He also changed his style of play immediately after JimmyG was drafted and BB worked with Jimmy DAILY.

    Not a coincidence.

  34. I wonder if by going public, and ask for an amend to the already filed case, is acceptable from a legal standpoint. The timing of it is also questionable, in the sense that it coincides with AB being activated after his 8 weeks suspension.
    Miss Taylor camp is somehow proceeding with their own trial before any hearing on the civil law suit, and for which AB’s camp filed a countersuit.

  35. Why in the world did the Bucs bring in AB in the first place? The last thing they need is more distraction. Steelers got better when he left, same with the Raiders.

  36. I honestly don’t know who is guilty of what anymore, maybe nothing, maybe everything. Thats for others to sort. But either way this simply translates into “if you are making more money then I want more money”.

  37. “I really liked it better when we stopped talking about AB after he faded into the darkness of not playing. But now that he’s back it looks like we will get daily…maybe even hourly…updates on two subjects worthy of our angst…COVID and AB. I wish they had a vaccine for both!”
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    AB’s life has turned into one of the serial TV programs you can catch on Netflix. An episode every week. He has become the anti-Mandalorian.

  38. Antonio Brown is a really bad guy. Maybe this is where he gets brought down and learns.
    Let’s all hope for this and no other women are at risk.

  39. Totally odd how the NFL has ignored all Brown has done, the racial slurs and getting into a ruckus with a GM is bad enough. Throw in all is off field actions is enough for most to never get a job. Then the tweets yet he continues to get its OK from all sports media

  40. Disgusting how Tampa even signed him. If some undrafted free agent had claims like this against them no NFL team would touch them. As Brown has talent and is cheap to sign then they forget his baggage and sign him to their roster, terrible decision

  41. The NFL is partly to blame here for contributing to the wishy-washy ethical morass that they seem to want to perpetuate. What exactly is their policy regarding players with charges or legal action pending against them? It seems to change depending on the player.

    Personally, I wish the NFL would stay out of investigating and adjudicating punishment for players. They should let the courts do their thing and then act accordingly. Justice should be served, but they seem to want to occupy this gray area where their actions are guided by public opinion.

    There’s nothing easy about these decisions, but a clear policy would sure help. The news cycle is so fast and all-encompassing these days, but allegations and accusations shouldn’t be used to try someone in public.

    And I say all of this with the strong opinion that public figures create their own drama and can easily avoid it by staying out of potentially bad situations.

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