Lawrence Taylor being sued by teen in sex case
Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor is being sued by the
teenage girl he admitted having sex with in the case that led to
his guilty plea to misdemeanor charges earlier this year.
Cristina Fierro filed suit in federal court in New York on
Monday. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages to be
determined at trial.
Taylor was sentenced to six years’ probation under a deal to
plead guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage
prostitute. The former New York Giants star linebacker was
initially charged with third-degree rape, among other counts.
Fierro was 16 when the crime occurred in May 2010. She made a
statement outside his sentencing hearing in March saying he
deserved jail time.
”I feel as though he should be accountable for his crimes and
misconduct toward me,” Fierro said at a news conference Monday,
flanked by lawyer Gloria Allred.
Taylor’s lawyer, Arthur Aidala, said in a statement that because
of the suit, Taylor and other witnesses ”will have to reveal the
rather disparaging truth about Ms. Fierro.”
Allred said she believed this was the first time the federal
Trafficking Victims Protection Act had been used to sue a buyer of
As part of the investigation that led to charges against Taylor,
Rasheed Davis was sentenced to seven years in prison in August
after pleading guilty to transporting a minor for paid sex. He is
not being sued. Allred said he could be added as a defendant but
would not address why Taylor was included in the suit while Davis
The Associated Press does not normally publish the name of
accusers in sexual assault cases unless they agree to be named or
identify themselves publicly, as Fierro has done.
Taylor also had to register as a sex offender under the plea
deal. He was declared a low-risk offender in April, meaning there
would be no photo of him on public online registries.