“In response to the New England Patriots release of Antonio Brown, Lisa Banks and Debra Katz of Katz, Marshall & Banks, attorneys for one of Mr. Brown’s accusers, released the following statement:
The NFL and the Patriots clearly took our client’s concerns seriously. She wanted the threats and intimidation to stop and we hope that will be the case. The NFL has assured us that regardless of Antonio Brown’s roster status, it will continue to investigate all claims regarding his behavior.
We are gratified that the NFL recognized that is has an important role to play in policing player conduct that is sexually harassing and threatening.”
The legal presentation of a group calling themselves “Lawyers representing the accuser of Antonio Brown of unwanted sexual advances and intimidation of his release from the Patriots” issued a statement a couple hours after news dropped that the New England Patriots were releasing embattled wide receiver Antonio Brown.
Sports Illustrated writer Robert Klemko published a damning report of Brown on Monday, detailing a long chronicled saga of bizarre, mischievous, and often downright despicable circulars that are beginning to shed more light on the most embattled athlete in sports at the moment.
The most notable admission in the article, however, was a woman who accused Brown of sexual misconduct.
She alleged to Klemko that she was hired by Brown to paint a mural of AB at his house, and said at one point when she was on her knees working on the painting, Brown came in fully nude, covering only his genitals, and started a conversation with her.
The woman expected to return a second day to finish the painting but she says Brown never called her again, and by her admissions, he was still bitter that she didn’t accept his bizarre sexual advances and thus severed ties with her.
A few days after that story broke, the woman revealed to Klemko a series of menacing texts from Brown, who still had his phone number from the failed 2017 project between the two.
It was a group chat that included the woman and Brown, and allegedly had Brown dropping photos of the woman’s children in the group chat, with Brown telling the other members of the chat to ‘investigate her', adding that she was fabricating details to Klemko's article for monetary gain.
The woman and her representation had both clarified their stance of not seeking any money for damages against Brown.
Klemko says the woman’s lawyer sent a letter to the NFL asking for intervention and for them to stop the “intimidating and threatening to our client, in violation of the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy.”
“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.”