Brittany Norwood, a Texas college student, has sued Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, it was reported.
Norwood alleges that Foster attempted to pressure her into getting an abortion. The lawsuit was recently leaked this week, but Foster shot back on Tuesday, claiming she wants to use the child and pregnancy for a reality TV show.
Foster said that Norwood has “already indicated in social media postings announcing that she will participate in a reality show revolving around her pregnancy and thereby draw additional media attention,” reported TMZ.
He also obtained a social media screenshot in which she purportedly said, “Shooting interviews for the last casting reel for my family’s reality show #blondashians.”
Norwood told TMZ that the show was not supposed to be about her pregnancy.
Norwood, 20, told KHOU in an interview that she became “intimate” with Foster in September, adding she was not aware he was married.
“I truly fell in love with this person,” Norwood told the station.
She said she spent a week with Foster in California while he was recovering from back surgery. Later, Norwood sold photos of them together to TMZ, said KHOU.
Foster has not issued any statements about her claims or the lawsuit.
“He’s like, ‘You can’t have this, you can’t have this kid, like, we cannot bring a child into this, like, think about my kids,’” Norwood said of Foster allegedly pressuring her via text messages.
“You just can’t bring a life into this world under these circumstances. It’s not fair to anyone. It’s not just about you,” read one text message, Norwood said.
Norwood said the child is a boy and is due in June.
“I’m 20, I’m scared, I’m another single mom,” she said.
Her attorney also filed a restraining order against Foster because she alleged he harrassed her.
TMZ reported that Foster “constantly harassed [her] to get an abortion for the child,” and he also “used family members to additionally harass [her] to get an abortion.”
“He’s like, ‘You know, if you loved Arian at all you would have an abortion because this child is going to ruin everything,’” Norwood told KHOU, referring to what Foster’s brother said. “’Like, our whole family will never accept this child.”