Another woman filed a civil suit against the defendantsThis has led to an increase in the number of women being accused 24.
According to the lawsuit, Watson was massaged by the plaintiff twice. According to the lawsuit, Watson had to abruptly leave after he received a call. According to the lawsuit Watson scheduled another massage just a few days later. However, Watson allegedly behaved inappropriately. The lawsuit details this in great detail.
According to the lawsuit, plaintiff “shortly thereafter” stopped using massage therapy.
“Today we have filed the twenty-fourth case alleging Sexual Harm against Deshaun Watson. Tony Buzbee (the attorney for all 24 plaintiffs) stated in a statement that the allegations in this case were strikingly similar to the ones made by many other victims. “It is easy to forget that Deshaun Watson's victims are actually 24 strong and courageous women who, despite being ridiculed, legal shenanigans, intense media scrutiny, stand firm for the right thing. The resounding message that needs to be told is that these women are heroes. We are proud to be able to present these cases before a jury.
Rusty Hardin Watson, Watson's lawyer made comments last week on a Houston radio station.
The lawsuit claims that Watson's lawyer claims that massage therapy is fraught with happy endings and, as long as he doesn't have to pay more for it, this conduct isn't a crime.”
Hardin stated that happy endings were legal during a Friday interview with SportsRadio 610 Houston. Hardin stated that Watson had only three instances of consensual sexual sex.
Hardin issued a statement later that day, trying to clarify his radio comments.
“I mentioned on a Houston radio station interview that a massage with a happy ending is not illegal. This means that it is legal for someone to have consensual sexual sex after a massage, unless the sex was for pay. Hardin stated via the statement that Deshaun didn't pay anyone for sex. “I was only speaking in a hypothetical scenario. It is possible to have a consensual relationship after a massage. This is neither a crime nor a basis for a civil case.
Buzbee stated to ESPN that Hardin had “may have single-handedly won his client's case” because he made that comment. It speaks volumes about how Hardin, his team, and his client view the massage industry.
Monday's lawsuit was the second against Watson in the past week. A civil case against Watson was filed on May 31. It stated that Watson's “behavior” grew worse after the plaintiff received her first massage with him in the summer 2020. She claimed that Watson touched her between her legs during her third and final massage and repeatedly asked her for sex. Watson is currently facing 24 lawsuits, but another was filed against him. This one was dropped later.
Two grand juries from Texas did not decide to indict Watson this year. However, the NFL is now investigating Watson's violation of its code of conduct policy. The NFL interviewed Watson last month as part its investigation. Commissioner Roger Goodell stated that he believes the NFL is close to the end of its investigation, but he couldn't provide a time frame.
Watson denied any wrongdoing and stated during his March 25 introductory news conference with Browns that he had “never disrespected any women.”
This report was contributed by John Barr, ESPN