Looks as if things are continuing to get worse for former NFL star Lawrence Taylor.
Taylor who was charged May 6th with third degree rape and patronizing a prostitute has reportedly lost his endorsement deal with weight loss manufacturer Nutrisystem.
According to TMZ, Nutirsystem states that due to the severity of the charges they will no longer be using Taylor as a spokesman.
“Based on the severity of these allegations, Nutrisystem has made the decision to sever our relationship with Mr. Taylor effective immediately.”
Although he lost an endorsement deal, legally Taylor maybe catching a break. According to the Manhattan Federal court, the man who allegedly hooked up the “deal” between Taylor and the 16-year-old is now being charged with sex-trafficking.
Rasheed Davis was charged with sex-trafficking of a child, a federal offense, for allowing and using the 16-year old run-away as a prostitute.
According to the federal criminal complaint, an FBI agent assigned to the case claims Davis had “caused” the 16-year-old to “engage in multiple commercial sex acts with various individuals” and even “set the prices.”
The FBI agent also claims that Davis had taken several “almost nude” photographs of the girl on his cell phone in order to obtain customers.
In the docs, the FBI agent claims Davis had sent the girl text messages instructing her to have sex with a client (Lawrence Taylor) on May 5th — but the girl refused.
So, according to the agent, Davis physically assaulted her “in an effort to coerce [the victim] into participating in a commercial sex act.”
In addition, the minor has also come forward to state that she was advised by Davis to lie to Taylor about her age.
TMZ reports that the 16-year-old girl who allegedly had sex with Lawrence Taylor for $300, told cops that her pimp instructed her to tell the NFL great she was 19 years old.
Lawrence Taylor and his attorney maintain that Taylor hasn’t done anything wrong and states that they will continue to fight until his name is clear.
We will keep you updated as the story develops.
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