Ex-NFL star Antonio Brown is responding to his former landlord’s accusations he was “disorderly” during a court deposition.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Brown says he was ready to be deposed when he showed up to court on September 24. He is battling his former landlord in court over a luxury Miami rental.
Once he arrived, Brown says he was ambushed by countless media outlets waiting for him. He accuses his former landlord of calling everyone beforehand to tip them off.
He accuses the landlord and his lawyer of including scandalous allegations in court documents to “provide media fodder” and to use “Defendant’s celebrity to build a name for himself and his legal practice.”
Brown says, “Plaintiff’s counsel has attempted to turn this matter into a media circus for his own personal gain.” The ex-NFL star denies showing up late to the deposition or that he was acting out.
He claims his ex-landlord and his legal team’s “selfish and improper acts played a significant role in railroading Defendant’s deposition from the outset.” Brown accuses them of leaking video of him to the press.
Brown says they utilized “other underhanded tactics, all for the purpose of ambushing Defendant, to capitalize on moments for publicity and litigate this matter through public perception as opposed to upon its merits.”
He says he will sit for a second deposition but wants a gag order put in place.