Antonio Brown accused of 3 separate incidents of sexual assault

Published: September 10, 2019 9:25 PM EDT
Antonio Brown. (Credit: CBS Local)
Antonio Brown. (Credit: CBS Local)

Former Steeler Antonio Brown is being accused of rape and sexual assault in a federal lawsuit.

According to the New York Times, Brown is accused of raping his former trainer.

The Times credits a federal lawsuit that was filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida.

The lawsuit reportedly says that in three separate incidents, Brown forced himself on a woman he met while attending Central Michigan.

He later hired her as a trainer. The New York Times reports the victim was sexually assaulted twice in 2017 and once in 2018.

KDKA’s Bob Pompeani said Brown’s attorney issued a statement saying Brown “denies each and every allegation” in the federal lawsuit.

The statement says the accuser asked Brown to invest in her business project, and Brown refused.

Brown’s attorney also says she cut off communications with him before later entering a consensual relationship.