On Tuesday, it was revealed NFL star Antonio Brown’s former trainer was accusing him of rape. In a civil lawsuit, 28-year-old Britney Taylor accused Brown of exposing himself to her twice in 2017 during training sessions and of raping her in 2018.
In the wake of the accusations, Britney Taylor’s Instagram account was deleted, while another unconfirmed series of messages have surfaced reportedly from IG.
Britney Taylor deletes Instagram account
Soon after the news of the lawsuit involving the Antonio Brown rape accusations surfaced, Britney Taylor deleted her Instagram profile. According to Heavy, before it was deleted Taylor’s Instagram indicated she had been engaged since May 2018, but there was no further indication if she’s now married or still engaged.
Per her attorneys, that engagement occurred less than two weeks after Brown is claimed to have raped her.
Britney Taylor: Meet Antonio Brown’s Former Trainer Accusing Him of Rape in Lawsuit pic.twitter.com/BuCpTVIX3R
— DuMont Television (@dumonttelev) September 11, 2019
Britney Taylor’s lawsuit text mentions that the suit has had a “profound and negative impact on her life.”
It’s thought she may have deleted her Instagram account in order to prevent prying eyes from getting more details about her, her family including mother Bridget Taylor, relationships, and other life or career information.
Taylor currently works to train girls as gymnasts at Taylor’Ed Gymnastics, which she opened in 2016. She’s also set to become an inductee for the inaugural Tennessee Gymnastics Hall of Fame this year.
A six-minute video from ABC News gives details of the sexual assault accusations against Brown, who denies the allegations.
People searching for Britney Taylor’s Instagram will find there is a Brittney Taylor with an active account on the platform and a large following. However, that Brittney has two t’s in her name and she is a 24-year-old cast member from Love & Hip-Hop: New York.
Patriots respond to lawsuit, unconfirmed IG messages surface
The New England Patriots released a statement after the news of the Antonio Brown rape accusations and Britney Taylor’s civil lawsuit emerged. The team indicated they are waiting until the league’s investigation is complete before providing any more comments on the matter.
Patriots statement on Antonio Brown allegations: pic.twitter.com/jIp2pisvZD
— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) September 11, 2019
An unconfirmed series of Instagram messages also surfaced in a Twitter video. Those messages appear to show an alleged conversation between Antonio Brown and an unknown female. It shows the unknown female claiming Britney Taylor and her mother are attempting to extort Brown for money, however the messages have not been authenticated and could be fake.
The Antonio Brown drama continues…
This IG convo between AB and an unknown female claim that Britney Taylor and her mom are extorting him for cash and there could be proof. pic.twitter.com/eg8zZpUHX0
— 2nd String (@2ndStringShow) September 11, 2019
Star wide receiver Antonio Brown has yet to participate in the 2019-20 NFL season. He was involved in drama with the Oakland Raiders this past summer after being traded to the team by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
That drama included blistered feet from a cryogenic therapy session in France, lack of participation in practices, and a reported blow-up at the general manager. Fines were levied against Brown. That all resulted in him asking for his release from the team, which the Raiders granted, leading to his almost immediate signing with the Patriots.
Reports indicated that Brown would be eligible to play in Week 2. The New England Patriots are scheduled for a Week 2 matchup on Sunday, September 15 against the Miami Dolphins.