NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager who has accused former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor of sexually assaulting her when she was 16 cried as she described her encounter with the NFL Hall of Famer at the start of a civil trial.
Taylor has pleaded guilty to having sex with her in 2010. He leaned forward in his chair Tuesday to watch the 19-year-old testify in federal court in Manhattan.
The teen told a jury hearing her lawsuit she didn’t know who Taylor was when she found him naked on a bed in a hotel room in Montebello, just north of New York City. She says another man forced her to have sex with Taylor for $300.
Taylor’s lawyer said in his opening statement Taylor never used violence and thought the girl was sent by a friend who offered “female companionship.”