The personal trainer accusing star New England Patriots wideout Antonio Brown of rape is a former gymnast who first met the athlete at Bible study — and she claims she has passed a lie detector test about the alleged attack.
Britney Taylor first encountered Brown at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting at Central Michigan University in 2010, when she was a freshman and he a dynamic receiver for the school’s football team, according to the suit.
“During her first meeting, she was paired with Antonio Brown as his bible study partner,” reads the bombshell suit, filed Tuesday in Florida.
The pair reconnected in June 2017, when Brown, then an All-Pro receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers, reached out to Taylor on Facebook and asked for “help improving flexibility and strength in his ankles and fast twitch muscles,” according to the suit.
Within a month of their reunion, Brown, 31, allegedly accosted Taylor, 28, by bursting in on her while she was changing and kissing her against her will, the suit claims.
Taylor — who by this point ran a gymnastics center for young girls in her hometown of Memphis — thought that she clarified the boundaries of their relationship, and they fell back into their old habits.
“As they had during their college Christian fellowship days, they often read scriptures, prayed or watched services together during training visits,” according to the suit.
While they watched one religious video less than a month after the first incident, Brown furtively masturbated behind Taylor and ejaculated onto her back, the suit alleges, adding that it left Taylor “dismayed, confused and embarrassed.”
The next day, Taylor got a series of profanity-laden text messages from Brown firing her — and dehumanizing her.
“F–k your knowledge bitch I bell all pro before I even knew u!” Brown purportedly wrote. “U a disgrace to lil girls u a failed gymnast living in the past.”
They eventually reconciled and resumed their professional relationship in May 2018, but shortly after the reunion, Brown allegedly “pinned her down” and raped her, as he said, “You know you want this,” according to the suit.
“After several months, the shock, disbelief and denial gave way to overwhelming bouts of anxiety, and Ms. Taylor fell into a deep depression,” the suit claims. “She has had near-daily panic attacks, frequent suicidal ideations, and insomnia.
“It has been extremely difficult for her to process that Brown could betray and violate her so completely.”
The suit says Taylor has taken a lie detector test backing up her claims about the masturbation and rape allegations.
“Ms. Taylor had to relive the trauma of these events through this examination,” the suit says. “The polygraph examination confirmed her completely truthful account that, in June 2017, Brown ejaculated on her without her consent and that, in May 2018, that [sic] Brown raped her.”
Brown has acknowledged that the pair had consensual sex, but called the suit a money grab, a claim reiterated Wednesday by his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.
The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, which covers Pittsburgh, said that neither their office nor area police had been contacted about the 2017 forced kiss, which allegedly took place in their jurisdiction.
“Neither Northern Regional Police Department nor our office was ever contacted about the 2017 event that is contained in the federal lawsuit,” said a spokesman for District Attorney Stephen Zappala.
Source: New York Post – Aaron Feis