Ex-Giant Lawrence Taylor sued for sex trafficking
Giants great Lawrence Taylor was socked with a sex trafficking lawsuit Monday, filed by the girl who was forced to have sex with the Hall of Famer in a Rockland County hotel room when she was 16.
Taylor admitted in January that he paid Cristina Fierro $300 for sex in 2010 at a Montebello Holiday Inn.
He was sentenced to six years probation and had to register as a sex offender.
Fierro, who is now 18 years old, sued Taylor, 52, under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, according to court papers filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. She is seeking unspecified damages.
With celebrity attorney Gloria Allred by her side, Fierro said at Manhattan a news conference that she was upset that Taylor never apologized to her and angry that he avoided jail.
"I believe that buyers should have the same penalty as the pimp," she said. "No girl deserves to be taken advantage of and I hope to be the voice of girls and young women out there who have been sexually exploited as a result of sex trafficking."
Fierro, who was a runaway, told police that her pimp Rasheed Davis had verbally threatened her and physically assaulted her before bringing her to the hotel to meet Taylor. Davis has since pleaded guilty to sex trafficking.
Fierro's lawyers have requested a trial by jury.
"We've got a lot of disparaging things about this young woman which we bent over backward to make sure never came out, and now Gloria Allred is forcing us to say disparaging things about a young woman who doesn't deserve it," Taylor's lawyer, Arthur L. Aidala, told amNewYork.
Taylor was one of the most dominant defensive players in the NFL and he helped the Giants win two Super Bowl titles. He retired in 1994.