On Tuesday night, a report from the New York Times revealed New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown was named in a sexual assault lawsuit.
According to the lawsuit, Brown is accused of sexually assaulting and raping his former trainer.
According to the New York Times, Brown’s former trainer accused the All-Pro wide receiver of sexual assault on multiple occasions.
The lawsuit also alleges Brown “forcibly” raped her in May 2018.
Brown’s attorney, Darren Heitner, released a statement about the report.
“Mr. Brown denies each and every allegation in the lawsuit. He will pursue all legal remedies to not only clear his name, but to also protect other professional athletes against false accusations,” the statement read.
Heitner said Brown and the trainer engaged in a consensual relationship during the period of the alleged sexual assaults.
“Thereafter, the accuser engaged Mr. Brown in a consensual personal relationship,” the statement read.
“Any sexual interaction with Mr. Brown was entirely consensual. The accuser not only traveled to Mr. Brown’s residences on multiple occasions, she traveled from Tennessee to Florida and returned at 2 a.m. to Mr. Brown’s residence ten days after the alleged assault.”
The full statement can be seen below:
— Darren Heitner (@DarrenHeitner) September 11, 2019
The Patriots have not commented on the report.
Stay tuned for more on this developing situation.