The recent wave of sexual assault and harassment allegations coming out of Hollywood has inspired Peyton Manning’s accuser to once again speak out.
Back in 1996 at the University of Tennessee, star quarterback Peyton Manning was accused of sexual assault by a former athletic trainer.
Dr. Jamie Naughright, who has a doctorate in education, detailed the alleged ordeal in an exclusive interview with Inside Edition which will air on Monday night:
At the time of the alleged incident, Manning was a 19-year old all-American quarterback who was headed for the NFL.
In the interview with Inside Edition, Naughright explained her side of the story:
“I felt something on my face and Peyton had pulled his shorts down and sat his anus and his testicles on my face, so I pushed him up and out. He turned around, pulled his shorts back up.”
Manning has denied her allegations, claiming he was “mooning” a friend in the training room.
Inside Edition also obtained Manning’s video deposition from 2003 after Naughright sued him for defamation.
Manning has denied her allegations, insisting he was “mooning” a friend in the training room and showing off his backside as a prank.
In the video, Manning told his side of the story:
“I briefly pulled down my pants to so-called ‘moon’ him. One second, one and a half seconds, pulled my pants back up and continued with Jamie examining my foot.”
Peyton Manning’s attorney also released this statement to Inside Edition:
“Peyton Manning has been absolutely clear: Jamie Naughright’s accusations are false. When her claims were first investigated 21 years ago, she told a very different story. Her current account was invented several years later in connection with her first of several groundless litigation’s against Peyton. Most recently, she left Peyton’s mother a vulgar and extremely disturbing voicemail. Ms. Naughright should stop this abusive behavior.”
If you want to hear more about this story, the full interview with Manning’s accuser is on Monday night’s episode of Inside Edition at 7pm ET on CBS.