Dolphins’ Xavien Howard accused of filming sex partner and sharing videos

Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard filmed himself having sex with a woman and shared the videos with other people, according to a lawsuit filed in Broward Circuit Court.

Because of the nature of the allegations, the plaintiff identified herself as “Jane Doe” in the lawsuit she filed in May. The woman said she dated Howard during the first half of 2022 and engaged in sexual relations with him. There are no allegations that the sex was anything but consensual.

Filming it, on the other hand, was another story.

“Several of the videos are of Jane Doe and directly identify her,” according to the lawsuit. “Defendant non-consensually recorded sex acts between himself and Jane Doe and non-consensually disseminated these sex videos to a third party … The videos of Jane Doe  depict hardcore, full on sexual intercourse with defendant and are terribly devastating to her.”

The suit seeks more than $50,000 in damages for invasion of privacy and infliction of emotional distress.

The plaintiff said she found out about the recordings when she received messages on Instagram from a third party.

This is not the first sex-related lawsuit filed against Howard in the county. Last October, a woman filed a lawsuit alleging he gave her genital herpes. The plaintiff in that case withdrew that lawsuit in March, leaving open the possibility of re-filing.

In February 2020, criminal charges against Howard stemming from a domestic violence incident were dropped after prosecutors spoke with Howard’s fiancée and her attorney where she said she did not want to prosecute. A police report from the incident said Howard and his fiancée were verbally arguing when he grabbed her and pushed her, the South Florida Sun Sentinel previously reported.

Rafael Olmeda can be reached at or 954-356-4457.

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