The NFL is looking into another incident involving Patriots receiver Antonio Brown.
SI.com reports that Brown has sent harassing text messages to a second accuser, an artist who recently told SI.com about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct involving Brown after she was hired to paint a mural at his house.
According to the initial report, which did not include the artist’s name, she “was in a kneeling position while painting and turned to find Brown behind her, naked, holding a small hand towel over his genitals.” The artist said she didn’t stop painting and that “after that, it all ended abruptly.”
The artist’s lawyer told SI.com that Brown reportedly sent her client a group text message along with two other people. In the message Brown accused her of fabricating a “bull sh-t” story in an effort to “make up some stuff for money.”
Brown also sent a screen shot of an Instagram photo with the woman and her two children saying that she is “awfully broke clearly.”
The woman’s lawyer has contacted the NFL to notify them of the harassing messages.
“Our client . . . is understandably frightened by these text messages, which are clearly intended to threaten and intimidate her,” attorney Lisa J. Banks wrote. “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.”
Brown’s lawyer Darren Heitner was included in the group texts but claims that he did not advise Brown to communicate with the woman.
“This sort of intimidation and harassment is the reason victims are often so reluctant to step forward in these cases,” Banks told Klemko. “We have confidence the NFL and the Patriots will step in and end this behavior.”
The woman’s allegations are separate from those of Britney Taylor, Brown’s former trainer who filed a civil suit in Florida earlier this month alleging rape and two separate incidents of sexual assault.
NFL investigators met with Taylor on Monday.
At this time Brown is still being allowed to play for the Patriots this Sunday against the NY Jets.