Antonio Brown can’t seem to stay out of the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Sports Illustrated reports that the Patriots wide receiver sent threatening text messages to a woman who previously accused him of making unwanted sexual advances towards her.
The accuser’s lawyer reacted to the texts by sending a letter to the NFL on Thursday making league officials aware. The lawyer, Lisa J. Banks, called the texts “intimidating and threatening.”
In her letter, Banks wrote:
“Our client … is understandably frightened by these text messages, which are clearly intended to threaten and intimidate her. While she certainly qualifies as a ‘starving artist,’ she has never approached Mr. Brown, nor will she, about seeking money to compensate her for his sexual misconduct, contrary to his allegations in the text messages.”
The woman accusing Brown says the incident happened in 2017 while she was painting at his house.
“I’m on my knees painting the [mural], and he walks up to me butt-a— naked, with a hand cloth covering his [penis] and starts having a conversation with me,” Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated was told by the woman. “Unfortunately, I’ve been tried [by men] a lot of times, so I just kept my cool and kept painting. After that, it all ended abruptly.”
After her allegations were made public, Brown sent the “intimidating” texts to the woman and several other people, including Brown’s own lawyer. The texts also including photos of the woman’s children.
There’s no word yet on any of this from the Patriots organization or the NFL.
Antonio Brown sent a source from Monday’s Sports Illustrated story menacing group text messages, including a picture of her children with instructions for his associates to investigate her.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 20, 2019