(WEEI) - Antonio Brown’s second accuser claims the New England Patriots wide receiver sent her intimidating text messages on Wednesday night after the Sports Illustrated story about her allegations was published.
The woman says Brown made an unwanted sexual advance toward her in 2017 and was fired after not reciprocating.
In the texts, the texter (allegedly Brown) described her as a “super broke girl” and asked someone he refers to as “Eric B” to “look up her background history.” He sent a screenshot of an Instagram photo she had posted showing the faces of her children, adding “those her kids... she’s awful broke clearly.”
Sports Illustrated examined the texts and confirmed they were sent from the same number Brown used to communicate with the artist in 2017.
Brown's lawyer, Darren Heitner, was included in the group text but did not respond to the messages. Heitner said he had not advised Brown to communicate with the woman.
The accuser’s lawyer, Lisa J. Banks, sent a letter to the NFL looking into what she termed conduct by Brown that is “intimidating and threatening to our client, in violation of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy.”
“Our client ... is understandably frightened by these text messages, which are clearly intended to threaten and intimidate her,” 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.”
The NFL reportedly responded to the letter by arranging for a phone call between investigators and the attorneys for the artist.
Neither the Patriots nor Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, responded to SI's request for comment.
Brown spoke to the media for the first time as a member of the Patriots on Thursday, but took only four questions and deflected