SUFFERN, N.Y. — The 16-year-old prostitute, who claimed to have sex with ex-Giant Lawrence Taylor, has reportedly told a friend that the encounter was “easy money” because she “didn’t even have to f— him.”
According to investigators, the friend, who drove the teenage prostitute to meet Taylor late at night on Wednesday, May 5, told police that “they didn’t have sex, she’s lying and he’s innocent.”
Taylor was charged with a third-degree rape on May 6 after his alleged tryst with an underage prostitute in a Rockland Country Hotel.
The age of consent in New York is 17-years-old. Taylor was freed on $75,000 bond the same day he was charged.
The teen also told her friend that she and Taylor did not engage in intercourse or oral sex – he masturbated in front of the teen before paying her $300.
After Taylor’s arrest, she told reporters she feared for her life if she didn’t have sex with Taylor.
The friend also refuted that claim that a pimp, saying Rasheed Davis, beat the prostitute because she refused to go to Taylor’s room.
Davis reportedly slapped and kicked the teenage prostitute because she told him that her sister’s boyfriend had stolen alcohol and marijuana from the Davis’ house.
Over the years, Taylor has developed a lengthy criminal rap sheet.
In 2001, the Hall of Fame linebacker was convicted of possessing drug paraphernalia in New Jersey.
In 1996 and 1997, he was arrested in South Carolina and Florida on drug charges.
A quick, fierce and athletic linebacker who redefined his position, Taylor anchored the Giants’ defense and led them to Super Bowls titles in 1987 and 1991. He was selected to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time Team.
A 10-time Pro Bowler, he was the NFL Most Valuable Player in 1986 and the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1981, 1982 and 1986. He recorded 132 1/2 sacks, which doesn’t included his 9 sacks in 1981 when the statistic wasn’t official.
In 2001, Taylor was convicted of possessing drug paraphernalia in New Jersey. The conviction stemmed from the September 1998 discovery in a hotel room of a butane torch and other materials commonly used to smoke crack.
In 1996 and 1997, he was arrested in South Carolina and Florida on drug charges. In those cases, he either admitted his guilt or agreed to enter a pretrial intervention program.
In 2000, he drew five years of federal probation for filing false tax returns and for tax evasion.
Taylor is due in court again on the latest charges on June 10.