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Patriots WR Antonio Brown Accused of Sexual Assault and Rape in Civil Lawsuit

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 15:  Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Oakland Raiders warms up before the NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Just days after the perceived Antonio Brown drama ended with the embattled wide receiver signing with the New England Patriots, we have more, and it's not good news for the 31-year-old.

According to the New York Times, a lawsuit against Brown by his former trainer alleges three separate incidents of sexual assault and rape. Brown allegedly forced himself upon a woman he employed as his physical trainer in 2017 and 2018.

The woman, who is identified in the suit as Britney Taylor, ceased any working relationship with Brown after two separate incidents of sexual assault, only to reconsider when he called her to apologize. Brown had known the woman since his time at Central Michigan, where Taylor was a gymnast.

However, according to Taylor, she was forcibly thrown on a bed and raped in May of 2018 by Brown.

“As a rape victim of Antonio Brown, deciding to speak out has been an incredibly difficult decision,” Taylor said in a statement released by her lawyer, per the New York Times. “I have found strength in my faith, my family, and from the accounts of other survivors of sexual assault.”

Brown's legal team has made a comment regarding the allegations, and it's unknown if the Patriots have been informed of the situation.

This comes the exact same day New England made the signing of AB official.

This is a developing story and we'll have more news as it becomes available.