American football wide receiver Antonio Brown is being sued for allegedly selling a fake Richard Mille watch for six figures.
According to Complex, The plaintiff, identified as Florida resident Ryan Kane, filed the complaint in Broward County earlier this week, more than two months after the transaction went down. Kane alleges the defendant presented the watch—an RM 011 model—as authentic, and claimed it was worth more than $400,000. Kane ultimately took Brown’s word and copied the timepiece for $160,000; however, it was long before he learned the watch was a fake.
Several weeks after purchasing the watch, Kane allegedly took it to an appraiser for insurance purposes. It was at that time, according to Kane, he was informed that the watch was only worth about $200.
This is at least the fifth different lawsuit filed against Brown since 2019. Sean Pena, a personal trainer, sued Brown for allegedly not paying him for an offseason workout session.
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Celebrity chef Stefano Tedeschi sued Brown for allegedly not paying him more than $38,000 to prepare eight meals during the NFL’s All-Star week in January 2019. Anton Tumanov, a moving truck driver in Florida, accused Brown of assaulting him outside of Brown’s house.
The lawsuit came after Brown pleaded no contest to charges of burglary with assault, burglary conveyance and criminal mischief following his arrest for allegedly attacking Tumanov. He was sentenced to two years probation, undergo a psychological evaluation and complete a 13-week anger management course, per Bleacher Report.
Brown also agreed to settle a civil lawsuit with Britney Taylor, who accused him of sexually assaulting her, in April 2021.
Kane is suing Brown for fraud and is seeking to get his money back with interest.
The news comes just days after Brown was accused of exposing himself to guests at the Armani Hotel Dubai. The embattled athlete defended himself in a series of tweets, claiming the NFL was using the allegations—and supporting surveillance video footage—to distract from the league’s concussion controversies.
“Every chance they get to sway the heat off themselves they use me. In the video you can clearly see she runs off with my swim trunks. If roles were reversed the headlines would read ‘AB having a wild night with nude female.’ Yet when it’s me it automatically becomes a hate crime.” He continued, “It’s crazy to me that even after I retire there is disinformation coming out about me. Ironically, during a time when the NFL is getting heat for allowing players to play when they’re clearly concussed. They’ve been using black men as guinea pigs.”
Brown has also been in the headlines over the past week for a couple of other incidents, firstly for exposing himself in a hotel pool in Dubai.
Then, he posted a photo of himself and Gisele Bundchen, which was viewed as an unnecessary dig at former quarterback Tom Brady, who is currently believed to be preparing for a divorce from the Brazilian model.
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Sources:Complex, Marca, Bleacher Report
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