Taylor hit with sex trafficking lawsuit
Former New York Giants superstar Lawrence Taylor was slammed Monday with a federal sex trafficking lawsuit filed by the girl who was forced to prostitute herself to the NFL Hall of Famer in an upstate New York motel room last year.
The scathing suit accuses Taylor — who earlier this year pleaded guilty in a related criminal case — of ignoring the bruises on the face of then-16-year-old Cristina Fierro, who arrived at his motel room in Suffern, N.Y., after being beaten by a pimp to force her to visit the legendary linebacker.
According to the suit, Taylor then "attempted to engage in various sexual acts with Ms. Fierro, including forcing himself onto Ms. Fierro without a condom" during the May 6, 2010 incident.
The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, alleges Taylor "forced himself" on a "slight teenager who was not only visibly injured, shaken and crying, but expressly told him she did not want to engage in sex and tried to push his enormous body off hers."
Taylor then "handed her $300," according to the court filing.
The lawsuit seeks monetary damages for Fierro — who has publicly outed herself in the case — in excess of $75,000.
Taylor, 52, was initially criminally charged with statutory rape in the incident, but pleaded guilty in March to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute. The former Giants great, who now lives in Florida, was sentenced to six years probation.
The pimp who beat Fierro, convicted killer Rasheed Davis, in August was sentenced to seven years in prison by a federal judge.
Fierro, now 18, is being represented in her civil suit by high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred, who excoriated Taylor at a press conference after his criminal sentence this year in Rockland County court. Allred and Fierro are scheduled to give another press conference on the new civil case Monday.
Taylor's spokesman and lawyer could not be immediately reached for comment.