Seven lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct or assault have been filed against Deshaun Watson thus far. Tony Buzbee said nine women have come forward.
HOUSTON — Houston attorney Tony Buzbee will have a press conference this afternoon to talk about the lawsuits filed against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, alleging sexual misconduct or assault.
At last check, records show seven lawsuits have been filed by Buzbee with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
The women in the lawsuits are all referred to as Jane Doe. They are said to be licensed massage therapists.
Some of the details below are graphic.
The first lawsuit came from a woman who met with Watson at her home last March. The second lawsuit claimed last August, Watson paid to have a woman fly from Atlanta to give him a massage at a hotel. The third lawsuit claimed Watson forced a massage therapist to perform oral sex on him during a session in Dec. 2020.
The latest lawsuits allege Watson exposed himself to four different women who all work in various wellness and massage services. The lawsuits accuse Watson of touching at least three women with his penis and one even claims he harassed one of the women by kissing her against her will.
On Thursday, Buzbee said a total of nine women have come forward, all willing to bring cases against Watson. There are no criminal charges. These are all civil cases.
Watson posted a denial on Twitter Tuesday. He said he initially denied a ‘baseless six-figure settlement demand’ from Buzbee. He also says he has ‘never treated any woman with anything other than the utmost respect.’
NFL investigating accusations against Watson
Thursday afternoon, the NFL confirmed they are looking into the case under the league’s personal conduct policy.
The Texans released a statement about the NFL’s investigation and allegations against the team’s quarterback. It reads as follows.
“The NFL informed us today that they will conduct an investigation into the allegations made in the civil lawsuits filed against Deshaun Watson. We will stay in close contact with the league as they do.
We continue to take this and all matters involving anyone within the Houston Texans organization seriously. We do not anticipate making any additional statements until the NFL’s investigation concludes.”
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