Antonio Brown was accused of sexual misconduct by a second woman who was interviewed as a part of a Sports Illustrated feature that was published on Monday, and the star receiver says there is no truth to those allegations, either.
An artist whom Brown hired to paint a mural inside his Pittsburgh-area home back in 2017 told SI’s Robert Klemko that she was kneeling down painting when Brown came up behind her with nothing but a small towel covering his genitals. Through his attorney, Brown issued a denial.
Antonio Brown has reviewed the sexual misconduct allegations made by an unnamed artist included in a recently published Sports Illustrated article and denies that he ever engaged in such activities. There will be no further comment at this time.
— Darren Heitner (@DarrenHeitner) September 16, 2019
The artist chose to remain anonymous and said she has no intention of filing a lawsuit or pursuing charges against Brown. She says she was hired by Brown after he submitted the winning bid for a painting she created of him that was being auctioning off at a charity event the then-Pittsburgh Steelers receiver was hosting. Brown then invited her to work at his home for $1,000 per day painting a mural, and he abruptly broke off communication with her after the alleged sexual misconduct.
The alleged incident with the artist occurred in the same month Brown’s former trainer, Britney Taylor, says Brown exposed himself to her and kissed her without her consent. Taylor says Brown sexually assaulted her later that month and then raped her in 2018. You can read more details of Taylor’s allegations against Brown here.
Brown has had numerous legal problems over the years and been sued four times since 2018. He has vehemently denied all of the sexual assault and misconduct allegations against him, and Taylor is expected to meet with the NFL to discuss them this week.