Antonio Brown cut from Patriots following second accuser’s sexual misconduct allegations

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – After a second woman has accusing star NFL wide-receiver Antonio Brown of sexual misconduct, he’s now out of a job. A Memphis woman was the first accuser, who filed a suit against him last week. 

Antonio Brown was seen practicing with the New England Patriots hours before being dropped. The final straw? Seemingly a Sports Illustrated article, where an unidentified artist claims Brown fired her after ignoring his sexual advances. The woman was hired two years ago to create a mural in Brown’s home.

“She alleges that she was working kneeling down in front of a wall in front of Brown’s house, she turned around to find him behind her naked except for a hand towel,” said Stephen Cannella, Executive Editor of Sports Illustrated.

After she came forward with her story, she received screenshots of a group message. All of them sent from the same number she used to call Brown. One includes photos of her and her children with the person she believes is Brown encouraging others to investigate her.

“The Patriots took a look at this allegation, as well as other allegations, and decided that was the best move for them,” said Lisa Banks, the accuser’s attorney.

Memphian Britney Taylor was the first women to come forward. Just days after Brown joined the Patriots, Taylor filed a bombshell civil lawsuit claiming he sexually assaulted her several times and raped her.

The Ridgeway High School graduate is Brown’s former trainer. She’s also a star gymnast who was running her own gym in the area. The lawsuit states the pair were Bible study partners in college. After Taylor became his personal trainer is when she said Brown exposed himself and kissed her without consent.

Parts of the texts between the two include graphic details, where he appears to admit he stood behind her pleasing himself while she was unaware. Taylor’s attorney says she has no new comment at this time. Brown is not criminally charged and has denied Taylor’s claims.

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