*In an interview with the New York Daily News, the 16-year-old at the center of Lawrence Taylor’s rape case is clearly more upset with Rasheed Davis, the 36-year-old pimp who allegedly beat her and forced her to have sex with the former New York Giants star.
Speaking outside her uncle’s apartment building on Westchester Ave. in the Bronx, the girl said she thinks Davis should go to jail “for a long time,” but she is not so sure about Taylor.
“I was a huge Giant fan. I used to look up to him,” she told the paper. “I don’t want to ruin his reputation. After all, he’s in the Hall of Fame and he won two Super Bowls.”
Taylor, 51, has pleaded not guilty to a single felony count of third-degree rape for engaging in sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 17 and one misdemeanor count of patronizing a prostitute.
“He paid me $300 cash to have sex with him,” the alleged victim told the Daily News reporter, who describes her in the article as a “petite, curly-haired teen.” She continued: “I got it over with as quickly as I could. Afterward, all he said was turn off the TV before you leave.”
Describing events of that night in great detail, the teen said the door to Taylor’s room was open when she arrived.
“I walked in and it was dark,” she said. “The only light was coming from the TVs in the living room and the bedroom. Lawrence Taylor was naked. We made some small conversation at the start.
“I didn’t know who he was and he didn’t tell me his name, either. He just said he was from Miami.’
“He asked my age, and I told him I was 19,” said the girl, who looks considerably younger, notes the Daily News. “I knew what I was there for, and if I didn’t give him what he wanted, there would be consequences from Rasheed. I was afraid.”
The teenager said she had another concern. “The condom got stuck in me,” she said. “I told him, ‘I’d better not get pregnant,’ and he said, ‘It’s all right – I’m fixed.'”
The girl, who said she now lives with her father, wants to turn her life around before it’s too late and “move forward.”
Gently touching a shiner around her right eye – which she said she received from Davis – she smiled and said, “I want to go back to school to get my GED, and maybe – someday – become a pediatrician.”