Lawrence Taylor's Rape Defense: I Touched Myself, Not Her

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Football great Lawrence Taylor has reportedly come up with a novel defense after being charged with raping an underaged prostitute -- that he only touched himself, never the girl. The victim, however, says that is a lie. is reporting that sources say Taylor will admit being in the same New York hotel room with the 16-year-old girl, but that he never had sex with her. Rather, he engaged in what a source describes as a "masturbatory act."

Nonsense, says the victim. "If he's saying we didn't, that's not true," she said in an interview with the New York Daily News. The girl said they "definitely had intercourse." She went on to say that when the condom Taylor used "got stuck inside," he told her not to worry about getting pregnant because "he was fixed."

Court papers say Taylor admitted to paying the girl $300, which she confirmed to the News. "He paid me $300 cash to have sex with him," she said. "I got it over with as quickly as I could. Afterward, all he said was turn off the TV before you leave."

The girl said her alleged pimp beat her up before the encounter with Taylor, and that if Taylor asked, to tell him she was 19 years old. She said Taylor did ask, and she did indeed say she was 19.