Accusations against star NFL QB include alleged assault earlier this month
Attorney submitting affidavits, evidence from NFL star’s accusers
NFL star’s defense against graphic sexual assault allegations begins to surface
Deshaun Watson’s lawyer: Response to sexual assault claims coming next week
The sexual assault allegations aren’t stopping against Deshaun Watson, as a 14th accuser has arisen, with the latest woman saying that the Texans’ star quarterback is a “serial predator.”
The lawsuit alleges that Watson “assaulted and harassed Plaintiff by exposing himself to her and touching her with his penis.” The lawsuit was filed Monday night in Harris Country. It allegedly happened in California, making it only the second of the 14 alleged incidents not to happen in the Houston area.
The woman, a traveling massage therapist, said she arrived at an address given to her by Watson, and led her to a room that he locked.
“I will not have you sign a NDA but don’t ever talk about this,” he allegedly told her after forcing her hands onto his private parts.
Watson’s attorney Rusty Hardin reiterated his client’s denials of the accusation on Monday, Hardin accused Tony Buzbee, who is representing the plaintiffs, of creating a “circus-like atmosphere” with the accusations.
“Anonymity is often necessary as a shield for victims but opposing counsel has used it as a sword to publicly humiliate Deshaun before the truth‑seeking process can even begin,” said Hardin.
“I have never treated any woman with anything other than the utmost respect,” Watson said in a statement released on Twitter on March 16.
Buzbee posted on Instagram on Saturday that he was planning to submit affidavits and evidence from several women to provide further proof, and ask that a grand jury consider whether to charge Watson with any crimes. Harris County district attorney spokesperson Dane Schiller said on Monday it would be “inappropriate” to comment at this time. The Texans and the NFL are monitoring the situation.
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