Tampa Bay, FL – National Football League star Antonio Brown has been ordered to pay the woman that accused him of rape $100,000 after he allegedly broke a confidentiality agreement.
Brown was sued by Britney Taylor in 2019 after she said that Brown sexually assaulted her multiple times, according to TMZ.
Taylor alleges that Brown violated a confidentiality agreement several times over the last 18 months, TMZ reported. Brown has asked an independent arbitrator to award her damages.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the arbitrator found that Brown violated the agreement when he posted a screenshot of a direct message from a person talking to him about the case in 2019. The arbitrator ruled that Brown owed Taylor $100,000.
Brown is contesting the ruling, according to TMZ.
Taylor is Brown’s former trainer and a former classmate from Central Michigan University.
Taylor’s lawsuit claimed that Brown sexually assaulted her while they were both students at CMU, where Brown was a football player.
In the lawsuit, Taylor alleged that Brown kissed her without permission twice and also exposed himself to her in June of 2017.
The New York Times reported that Brown is accused of masturbating behind Taylor while the two were watching a church service on an iPad in Brown’s home in Miami. Brown allegedly ejaculated on Taylor’s back.
Brown has played with three NFL teams in the last three years.
This year, he played eight games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady. Brown had 45 receptions for 483 yards in 2020.
Brown missed the National Football Conference championship game with a knee injury, according to the Boston Globe. Tampa Bay beat Green Bay 31-26 to advance to the Super Bowl.
CBS Sports reported that Tampa Bay expects to have Brown back for the Super Bowl when the Bucs play the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 7 in Tampa Bay.