PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - It appears a statute of limitation will prevent any criminal investigation of alleged sexual assault by Antonio Brown from moving forward in Allegheny County.
The Allegheny County District Attorney’s office along with County Police made contact with the alleged victim’s lawyer in the federal lawsuit that was filed against Antonio Brown.
Mike Manko with the DA’s office tells KDKA Radio, “Procedurally, it appears there is a statute of limitations issue in moving forward with any inquiry involving the Allegheny County allegation mentioned in the lawsuit.”
According to a complaint filed in a Florida federal court, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown "exploited, sexually assaulted, and raped his former trainer Britney Taylor."
The lawsuit claims that Brown sexually assaulted Taylor in June 2017 by exposing himself to her and kissing her without consent. The complaint goes on to state that later in the same month, Brown was standing behind the woman and began masturbating near her.
In a statement posted on her attorney's website, Taylor said "As a rape victim of Antonio Brown, deciding to speak out has been an incredibly difficult decision. I have found strength in my faith, my family, and from the accounts of other survivors of sexual assault. Speaking out removes the shame that I have felt for the past year and places it on the person responsible for my rape. I will cooperate with the NFL and any other agencies; however, at this time, I respectfully request that the media please respect my privacy."
Brown's attorney, Darren Heitner says Brown denies the allegations. Brown admits to a "consensual personal relationship" and that Taylor came to his house on multiple occasions that included a visit 10 days before the alleged rape.