NEW YORK (AP) — Gridiron great Lawrence Taylor says he thought a teenager accusing him of sexual assault in a New York civil case was "very, very pretty" when he first met her at a hotel.
The teen sued Taylor in federal court in Manhattan following his guilty plea to patronizing an underage prostitute. Taylor was called to the witness stand in the civil case Wednesday.
The former New York Giants linebacker testified about when he met his accuser in the hotel room in May 2010. He says he expected to pay to have sex with her and she "didn't seem to have a problem" with it.
The accuser claims she was 16 when another man forced her to have sex with Taylor.
Taylor insists he believed she was 19 at the time. He's serving six months of probation.