American soccer star Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by his former private coach.
Britney Taylor, who determined to forgo her proper to anonymity, stated Mr Brown sexually assaulted her on three events, in response to a civil lawsuit she filed.
He has denied the allegations.
Mr Brown’s new crew, the New England Patriots, stated that The Nationwide Soccer League (NFL) was additionally launching an investigation.
The grievance says that the 2 met at a bible examine class in 2010.
Mr Brown later employed Ms Taylor, who’s a gymnast, in 2017, to enhance his flexibility.
Nevertheless, in response to the lawsuit, he sexually assaulted her twice in coaching classes in June 2017, and she or he stopped working with him.
The lawsuit reads that Mr Brown “reached out to Ms Taylor, expressing contrition, begging forgiveness and pleading together with her to coach him once more”.
It says she reluctantly agreed however in Could 2018 he raped her.
“Mr Brown denies each allegation within the lawsuit”, his lawyer, Darren Heitner, stated in an announcement. “He’ll pursue all authorized cures to not solely clear his title however to additionally shield different skilled athletes in opposition to false accusations.”
Mr Heitner added that “any sexual interplay… was fully consensual”.
Mr Brown has been within the press this week after publicly demanding on Twitter that the Oakland Raiders launch him and later receiving a reported $9m (£7m) signing bonus for the New England Patriots.
The Patriots are enjoying the Miami Dolphins on Sunday and it’s not clear if he can be on the crew.
The Patriots stated in an announcement, in response to the lawsuit: “We take these allegations very critically.
“In no way does this organisation condone sexual violence or assault… We can have no additional remark whereas that investigation takes place.”