Britney Taylor Revealed as Personal Trainer Who Has Accused Patriots Star Antonio Brown of Sexual Assault and Rape in Lawsuit Filed Just Two Days After He Signed a $15m Deal

The pair are shown in this undated, blurry image training together in a foam pit. Brown denies the allegation

The personal trainer accusing Antonio Brown of sexual assault and rape identified herself late on Tuesday night after filing a lawsuit against him.

Britney Taylor, 28, spoke out via her attorney to say she had decided to come forward to take a stand against Brown. She claims that he raped her in 2017 and 2018, when she worked for him and trained him.

In her lawsuit, she says he ‘preyed’ on her ‘kindness’ and ‘religious devotion’ by pretending to share her faith.

They met when they were paired as bible study partners while studying at Central Michigan University in 2010 and, Taylor claims, got back in touch in 2017 when he needed help with his flexibility and ankle strength.

Taylor, who is from Tennessee and would travel to Florida and Pittsburgh to train Brown, says he sexually assaulted her by forcibly trying to kiss her and then ejaculating on her back in 2017 at one of his homes.

She also claims he raped her in May 2018 in Miami after a night out with another, unnamed football player.

In her statement through her attorney, she told DailyMail.com: ‘As a rape victim of Antonio Brown, deciding to speak out has been an incredibly difficult decision.

‘I have found strength in my faith, my family, and from the accounts of other survivors of sexual assault. Speaking out removes the shame that I have felt for the past year and places it on the person responsible for my rape.

‘I will cooperate with the NFL and any other agencies; however, at this time, I respectfully request that the media please respect my privacy.’

She would not say whether or not she had reported the alleged attacks to the police.

Brown was hired by the New England Patriots just last week. He denies the allegations and calls them a ‘money grab’ but his new team says they take them ‘very seriously’.

According to the lawsuit, Taylor says she was hired by Brown as a personal trainer in 2017.

She describes three incidents in her lawsuit.

The first was in June 2017 when they were at his home in Pittsburgh. He had not booked her a hotel room, so she was staying with him, she said.

Taylor claims she was getting dressed in an upstairs bathroom when Brown appeared ‘with his penis exposed’.

Brown then ‘grabbed and kissed her without consent,’ the lawsuit says.

Taylor claims she was in a relationship with another man at the time and was horrified by Brown’s conduct but that she did not want to lose the professional relationship so decided to keep working with him.

Later that month, the pair were at his home in Florida when, she says, he masturbated behind her while they watched a church service on her iPad.

‘Before she knew it or understood what was happening, Brown ejaculated on her. Ms Taylor felt a wet spot on her back then suddenly realized what happened.

‘Thoroughly disgusted, she exclaimed: “Ewww!” Brown, unfazed by her reaction, jokingly responded, “oh ‘B’… you know, I’m sorry” then left the room,’ the lawsuit reads.

She says she phoned her mother who told her immediately to leave and also told his chef. She claims that shortly afterwards, Brown fired her.

He then sent ‘profane and angry messages’ where he mentioned the masturbation and called her a ‘failed gymnast’ who was trying to extort him.

In February 2018, she says he got back in touch to ask her to work for him again, saying she had a ‘great heart’ and ‘cared’ about him unlike others in his circle.

She claims she ignored his first message.

He then sent another message in March, she says, asking her if she hated him and apologizing.

‘I apologize first off with so much going on around me and my actions,’ he allegedly wrote.

She agreed to go back to work with him, she claims, on the condition that he had promised things would be different. She demanded that he stop flirting with her and book her hotel rooms whenever she traveled to work with him.

He agreed and they resumed working together in April 2018, she says.

Taylor claims that at the time, Brown’s life was spiraling into ‘chaos’.

‘Many of the people who worked with him previously had quit, including his chef and another trainer. They could no longer take Brown’s mistreatment and troubling behavior.

‘He was also having trouble balancing the responsibilities he had arising out of his many endorsement deals, including with Campbell’s Soup, Nike, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, AT&T/Direcy TV, and Rite Aid, among others.

‘He showed up late to events he was required to attend for those sponsors or otherwise failed to hold up his contractual obligations,’ the lawsuit reads.

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Source: Daily Mail