Attorney Tony Buzbee is holding a live press conference, joined by a woman named Ashley Solis, the first accuser to speak out publicly against Texans QB Deshaun Watson.
“I’m a survivor of assault and harassment,” Solis said. “I hope [Watson] knows how much pain he’s inflicted.”
Solis goes on to say, “People say I am doing this for money, that is wrong… I come forward now to bring change in our society. I am seeking justice not just on behalf of myself but for all survivors.”
The first woman to file a lawsuit against Deshaun Watson (seated to Tony Buzbee’s left) has identified herself.
“My name is Ashley Solis. Remember that name. … I was afraid. I’m not afraid anymore.” pic.twitter.com/gWqX6spFmv
— Aaron Reiss (@aaronjreiss) April 6, 2021
Buzbee adds that Solis was the first woman to approach him. He says she has provided a statement to the police, “as has at least one other individual.”
Watson is facing 22 allegations of sexual assault and harassment. Watson and his attorney, Rusty Hardin, have denied all claims.
*This is an ongoing press conference, watch in full streaming at FOX 26 Houston.