According to ESPN staff writer Mike Reiss, citing a report from Sports Illustrated, New England Patriots wide-receiver Antonio Brown has allegedly been involved in a separate incident of sexual misconduct with an unnamed woman, an artist, dating back to 2017 in his west Pennsylvania home.
Legal representatives for the All-Pro WR are dismissing the claim and denying that Brown has ever engaged in any such activity. The Sports Illustrated report explores domestic incidents involving Brown, a charity auction scandal and numerous unpaid debts.
Already the subject of intense scrutiny relating to his recent professional behavior, as well as claims of sexual assault by his former trainer Britney Taylor, the former CMU star met the unamed artist at a charity softball game when agreeing to purchase a portrait of himself that would ultimately benefit the National Youth Foundation.
The report states that Brown invited the unnamed female to travel from New York to his home and create another portrait of him, arranging for her transportation. The report mentions that the artist was excited with the idea A.B. was willing to share her work via social media.
On the second day of painting, the report alleges that the woman was in a kneeling position as Brown walked up behind her, and turned to find him holding a small hand towel over his genitals. At first she didn’t stop painting, and then it abruptly ended with her receiving $2,000 in payment for her work. The article mentions that Brown has not contacted her since.
The artist isn’t pursuing charges or monetary damages against Brown, but is allegedly aware of the incident involving Brown and his former trainer, who according to ESPN’s sources, was set to meet with the National Football League today.
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