Back in September, Britney Taylor filed a civil lawsuit against Antonio Brown claiming sexual assault and rape. Brown was served in Florida’s Broward County Circuit Court on Nov. 1, with 45 days to respond.
In her lawsuit, Taylor alleged that Brown sexually assaulted her on three different occasions. In July of 2017, Taylor claimed Brown first exposed himself to her and then ejaculated on her back. In May of 2018, she said Brown raped her.
Now, according to USA Today, Brown has countersued Taylor denying all accusations, accusing her of “interference with multiple advantageous business relationships.”
Brown and Taylor met at Central University Michigan in 2010 and have remained close since with Taylor eventually becoming his trainer.
Brown’s filings proclaim that as a result of Taylor’s suit and claims, his career has been significantly negatively impacted.
“Business relationships he had with the NFL, as well as multiple businesses with whom he had contracts for sponsorships and endorsements, resulting in significant financial loss for Brown,” according to the countersuit documents.
The countersuit also insinuates that Taylor requested a well over $1.5 million investment after he signed a $72 million contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017.
“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,” Brown’s documents state. “To date, Taylor has involved her friends, family, business associates, legal representatives, a local politician, and even her church members in a civil conspiracy to extort, defraud, defame and harass Brown… in such a manner as to cause Brown and his family significant personal and financial harm.”
However, Taylor’s attorney, David Haas, has since stated that although Brown has countersued, his client will not be intimidated.
“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,” Haas said in a statement.