Patriots stand by Antonio Brown amid sexual assault lawsuit

The lawsuit brought by a former college gymnast who alleges three separate incidents reportedly caught the New England team off guard.
1:44 | 09/12/19

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bombshell allegation against NFL start Antonio brown on his first day with the patriots. A woman who was his former training claiming he sexually assaulted and raped her. It comes as brown suited up for his first practice with the new England patriots. Tonight, Antonio brown's response. ABC's Paula Faris is in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Reporter: Tonight, the patriots are standing by newly-signed star wide receiver Antonio brown, seen here practicing for the first time with his new team just hours after the bombshell news that he's facing a civil lawsuit alleging sexual assault. Britney Taylor, a former lsu gymnast, who first met brown in college and later went on to train him, alleges three separate incidents of sexual assault in 2017 and 2018. She claims he even bragged about one encounter through "Astonishingly profane and angry text messages." Taylor claims she told her mother and a chef who worked for brown shortly after one of the incidents and that brown texted to fire her. Police reports were never filed for any of the allegations. It's unclear if the NFL will take action. We're taking it one day at a time. Just like we always do. Reporter: The team is not commenting on whether he'll play on Sunday, but brown's power agent, drew rosenhaus, saying his client vehemently denies the allegations and will cooperate with any investigation. This is a money grab. In my opinion, this is a money grab. Reporter: Reps for Antonio brown clan on countersuing Britney Taylor. She's seeking unspecified damages, is commanding a trial and is reportedly meeting with the NFL next week as the league is conducting its own independent investigation. David? Paula Faris tonight. Paula, thank you.

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