N/S BREAKING: Antonio Brown Accused of 3 Different Rapes/Sexaul Assaults in Federal Lawsuit (1 Viewer)

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If it were truly a money grab, wouldn't she be going after more than $75,000?
 

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If it were truly a money grab, wouldn't she be going after more than $75,000?
I haven't even looked at the complaint BUT I'm sure it says her damages exceed $75,000 or something like that. She will be claiming more than $75k - it's just $75k is the minimum required to plead for the amount in controversy to obtain federal diversity jurisdiction.
 

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If it were truly a money grab, wouldn't she be going after more than $75,000?
She is going after more than $75,000. She has to claim in her complaint that her damages are more than $75,000 because it is filed in federal court in Florida based on "diversity jurisdiction" - which means that the parties are domiciled in diverse (not the same) states but the statute on diversity jurisdiction in federal court requires that the amount "in controversy" exceed $75,000.
 

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Calling our resident Legal Beagle: SuperChuck500...

Regardless of how bad a scumbag someone's reputation is, isn't it incumbent on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt?

I'm no fan of Antonio Brown... glad we didn't get him (because of his personality and cancerous locker room presence). But he shouldn't be guilty in the "court of public opinion," with the No Fun League suspending him before his day in court.

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Others have said it, but this isn't a criminal case so there isn't a "prosecution". Rather, there is a Plaintiff who must prove her legal claims by a "preponderance of the evidence", which is not the same as "beyond a reasonable doubt." A preponderance simply means more likely than not (or 50% + 1 or however you want to visualize it).
 

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She is going after more than $75,000. She has to claim in her complaint that her damages are more than $75,000 because it is filed in federal court in Florida based on "diversity jurisdiction" - which means that the parties are domiciled in diverse (not the same) states but the statute on diversity jurisdiction in federal court requires that the amount "in controversy" exceed $75,000.
Oh, I was just regurgitating what I heard on the news blurb on WWL as I was pulling into my office parking lot. They said she was suing for $75K. They certainly could have been clearer.
 

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Oh, I was just regurgitating what I heard on the news blurb on WWL as I was pulling into my office parking lot. They said she was suing for $75K. They certainly could have been clearer.
I'm shocked WWL wasn't quite accurate with their reporting!
 
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Pretty much but not in defense of Antonio Brown himself. Why not report the rape to police instead of suing the wealthy ball player? the timeline of events surrounding the alleged incidents and the nature of their relationship makes the lawsuit look very fishy
Easier to win in civil court and a lot of people would see getting millions of dollars in compensation as a bigger victory than seeing the person go to jail for a few years.
 

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Oh, I was just regurgitating what I heard on the news blurb on WWL as I was pulling into my office parking lot. They said she was suing for $75K. They certainly could have been clearer.
They've got some issues over there to say the least.
 

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I'm shocked WWL wasn't quite accurate with their reporting!
They've got some issues over there to say the least.
In this case, it was actually the CBS News people who were giving the report, not the new news guy who replaced David Blake. But, yeah, WWL definitely does have their issues
 

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Yep.

And to be honest, i 100% believe Antonio Brown's version of events. Normally I'd be very skeptical, but hope the athlete didn't do ____. This occasion, i believe he is innocent of what he is accused.
Personally, idk who to believe but apparently she took a polygraph test from the guy who used to run that part of the FBI division and passed. I know that polygraphs are not admissible in court or the end all/be all, but there’s a part of me that puts some weight into those tests.
 

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Personally, idk who to believe but apparently she took a polygraph test from the guy who used to run that part of the FBI division and passed. I know that polygraphs are not admissible in court or the end all/be all, but there’s a part of me that puts some weight into those tests.
I assume her civil trial lawyers arranged the test - NOT law enforcement. I'd be interested to see the exact questions the examiner asked her.
 

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I think the only thing we know for certain is that fairly or not, Antonio Brown is going to court.

The other thing we know, the patriots just bought a distraction for 10-15 million dollars.

Will they get worth for their money? We will learn in seven months.
 

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