SI: Antonio Brown Accused by a Second Woman of Sexual Misconduct

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistSeptember 16, 2019

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 15:  Antonio Brown #17 of the New England Patriots looks on against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by one woman, who is suing him, but details of a second accusation of sexual misconduct have emerged.

Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated reported: "In a half-dozen lawsuits, he is accused of refusal to pay wages to former assistants and part-time employees. Court documents and interviews also suggest a pattern of disturbing, sometimes bizarre behavior—including, SI has learned, a second woman's allegations of sexual misconduct by Brown."

According to Klemko's report, Brown agreed to buy a portrait of himself at a 2017 Pittsburgh artwork auction taking place at a charity softball game the NFL star was hosting. Brown liked the painting so much that he invited the artist to his home and hired her to do a mural of himself at the residence.

But the artist told Klemko that Brown regularly flirted with her, and on one of the days she was working at the house, she found him standing behind her, almost completely naked:

"He was flirty with me but I paid him no mind because I was there on business, plus, I had already seen him with multiple girls in the short time I was with him. I was about 40 percent done on the second day, and I'm on my knees painting the bottom, and he walks up to me butt-ass naked, with a hand cloth covering his [penis] and starts having a conversation with me."

The woman took it as a sexual advance and ignored Brown, who left for Miami the next day. Despite hiring the woman to paint the mural, she said she never heard from him after that. While Brown paid her $2,000 for the work she had done on the mural, he's reportedly never paid the $700 for the original painting or returned one of the paintings the artist left in his house.

Brown's attorney Darren Heitner later issued a statement, saying the wide receiver "denies that he ever engaged in such activities" and adding there would be no further comment.

Per Klemko's report, Brown also often avoids paying people for their services rendered and is facing several lawsuits. One of the suits includes Brown allegedly not paying chef Stefano Tedeschi the $38,521.20 he owed him for cooking during a large party. 

Brown also had interactions with the police for at least three domestic disputes in the past four years. 

Brown is currently being sued by his former trainer Britney Taylor, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her on three separate occasions. In one of those instances, she accused him of forcibly raping her, while in another instance, she said he masturbated behind her and ejaculated on her back.  

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