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NFL star Brandon McManus ‘accused of sexually assaulting two women on team flight to London’

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Two women are suing the Jacksonville Jaguars and its former kicker Brandon McManus after alleging that he sexually assaulted them on a team flight to London last year.

ESPN report that the women – who have not been identified – are seeking in excess of $1million and are demanding a jury trial.

They allege McManus, 32, rubbed himself against them and grinded against them, and also claim the Jaguars failed to supervise their player and failed to create a safe environment for staff serving the team.

The Jags played two games in London in the 2023 season, against the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley on October 1, and then against the Buffalo Bills at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 8. McManus played in both.

The kicker was not re-signed by the team at the end of last season and has since signed a one-year, $3.6million contract with the Washington Commanders

Brandon McManus has been accused of sexually assaulting two female flight attendants

McManus is pictured playing for the Jags in London, days after the alleged assault took place

McManus is pictured playing for the Jags in London, days after the alleged assault took place

ESPN report that McManus, or his attorney, is set to release a statement later on Monday, and the Jaguars refused to comment when approached by the media. 

According to the lawsuit, the Jaguars flew to the UK on an Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings charter flight on September 28, 2023, and the two women were working as flight attendants for the team.

They allege the journey ‘quickly turned into a party’ and that McManus and several other players ‘disregarded the flight attendants’ personal space, air travel safety, and federal law’.  

One of the women – identified only as Jane Doe I – accuses McManus of trying to kiss her while she was seated during a period of turbulence and twice grinding up against her while she was serving meals to passengers.

The second woman – Jane Doe II – claims that McManus grinded against her while she was serving the second of the flight’s two meals, before confronting him – only for him to ‘smirk and walk away’.

Jaguars players board the chartered flight to London, shortly before the allegations took place

Jaguars players board the chartered flight to London, shortly before the allegations took place

The Jaguars - who are owned by Shad Khan - are also being sued by the women for failing to supervise McManus and failing to create a safe environment for staff serving the team

The Jaguars – who are owned by Shad Khan – are also being sued by the women for failing to supervise McManus and failing to create a safe environment for staff serving the team

Doe I also claims that during the first alleged assault, she made eye contact with a different Jaguars player, who ‘looked ashamed of McManus’ behavior’. 

Doe II also alleges that when the team returned back to the USA from London after the double-header of games, she ‘remained on the second story of the aircraft to avoid McManus’.

The lawsuit says that the two women have experienced severe mental anguish, anxiety, psychological and emotional distress, embarrassment and humiliation.

Last season, the NFL star earned $2m in his one-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, following his release by the Denver Broncos. 

He made 30 of his 37 field-goal attempts in 2023, and all 35 of his extra-point attempts. 

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