The NEW YORK POST reports Sunday that Lawrence Taylor has been involved in five domestic disputes with his latest two wives since 2002. The summary includes police being called to the Taylor home in Florida as recently as two months ago.
Taylor married his third wife, Lynette Gordon, in July 2007, but they were feuding months before the nuptials. Police responded to a domestic disturbance at Taylor’s home in Pembroke Pines, Fla., on April 7, 2007. The couple told police they were just arguing.
Cops returned to Taylor’s home on Dec. 28, 2008. This time the two were married and fighting over houseguests, according to a report. Another dispute erupted this past March 4. The police report said Taylor had a spat with his wife over “a family matter.”
Taylor was involved in two more domestic disturbances with former wife Maritza Cruz, disturbances which involved alleged physical abuse.
On May 8, 2002, just six months after tying the knot with his second wife, Maritza Cruz, Taylor allegedly blew up at his home when she accused him of cheating after finding glitter in his car, a Miami Beach police report said.
According to Cruz’s statements, Taylor yanked her right arm and knocked her to the floor. She said Taylor also kicked her stomach while wearing golf spikes.
Taylor was not arrested, but Cruz got a restraining order.
A second fight took place on Dec. 29, 2002, when Taylor threw a TV remote against a wall and grabbed Cruz during a row over watching television in the bedroom, a police report said. Taylor was not arrested.
The toxic pair divorced in 2005.
In the same piece, the Post reported comments from the alleged victim in the latest bout of legal trouble for Taylor. A 16-year-old prostitute confirmed to the Post that she had sex with the pro football Hall of Famer last Thursday, which would constitute statutory rape.
Whether the alleged victim told Taylor she was of age is irrelevant to former NFL star’s third degree rape charge in the state of New York (§130.25). If Taylor had sex with her, he is guilty of a Class E Felony.
Ramapo Police have confirmed that Taylor told them he paid the girl $300 and that a used condom was found in the hotel room on the night in question:
Taylor told investigators that after “engaging in sex acts” with the victim, he paid her $300 in cash, the complaint says.
With a confirmed confession from Taylor and possible DNA evidence from the used condom and the alleged victim’s rape exam that could further incriminate him, a settlement with prosecutors may well be forthcoming.
Between the rape charge and a solicitation of prostitution charge, Taylor currently faces five years in prison. His next court date in Ramapo, N.Y., is June 10.