Back in September, Antonio Brown’s former trainer Britney Taylor filed a lawsuit against him alleging rape and sexual assault. Now it looks like Antonio is firing back.
According to ESPN, Antonio is now countersuing Britney for defamation and interference with his NFL contracts. At the start of November, Britney served him with a lawsuit in Florida’s Broward County Circuit Court and gave him a total of 45 days to respond.
In his response, Antonio claims that his sexual relationship with Britney was always consensual and that she attempted to get a $1.65 million for her gymnastics business shortly after he signed his $72 million deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The documents continue to state that Antonio signed a confidentiality agreement with Britney on March 8th while “under duress.” Antonio claims that the agreement prevents him from speaking about “a number of relevant events,” that he thinks are relevant to the case.
Britney reportedly met with NFL investigators for 10 hours, “however, when asked to waive the terms of the confidentiality agreement so that both she and Brown could testify freely, she refused.”
Antonio’s filing continued to state, “In summary, after enduring a failed business endeavor and also failing to gain the relationship status she desired with Brown, Taylor began a vicious campaign of lies and deceit targeting Brown both personally and professionally. Taylor’s acts have all but ruined Brown’s career, causing him to lose a number of substantial and lucrative business contracts, and impacting the public persona in such a manner as to cause Brown and his family significant personal and financial harm.”
David Haas, Britney’s attorney responded to the countersuit and said in a statement, “Today, Antonio Brown countersued the woman he raped and blamed her for the self-destructive conduct that led to the demise of his NFL career. In the past, Defendant Brown has used intimidation to avoid responsibility for his actions. However, Ms. Taylor will not be bullied and remains steadfast in holding Defendant Brown accountable.”
Following Britney’s initial lawsuit back in September, Antonio was accused of sexual assault by another woman.
He has used social media as an outlet to express his frustrations of the things that have resulted since these matters have taken place. After vowing to never play in the league again, on Tuesday, Antonio issued an apology to Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots.
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