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TMZ has received a copy of the sexual assault allegation against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. The lawsuit goes into detail about the alleged March 2020 incident where Watson went to a licensed massage therapist’s home, and she claims Watson made it known he was there for a sexual encounter.
According to the suit, Watson got naked and had a small towel he had brought with him covering his groin. The massage therapist claims in her lawsuit that the then 24-year-old Texans quarterback wanted her to go towards his genitals and to massage the “groin area.”
“Watson emphasized to Plantiff that she not use her knuckles or elbows during the massage,” the lawsuit reads. “Instead, Watson told Plantiff she was only to use her hands.”
This is where things allegedly take a twist. The woman claims Watson, fully erect at this point, “purposely touched [Jane Doe’s] hand with the tip.”
The woman freaks out, ends the massage and that leads Watson (again, allegedly) to threaten her career if she messes with his career over the incident. The woman says she suffered mental anguish, panic attacks, depression and anxiety over the incident, and she’s seeking damages.
“As a result of a social media post by a publicity-seeking plantiff’s lawyer, I recently became aware of a lawsuit that has apparently been filed against me,” Watson shared on Twitter. “I have not yet seen the complaint, but I know this: I have never treated any woman with anything other than the utmost respect. The plaintiff’s lawyer claims that this isn’t about money, but before filing suit he made a baseless six-figure settlement demand, which I quickly rejected. Unlike him, this isn’t about money for me – it’s about clearing my name, and I look forward to doing that.”
Now for the conspiracy side of things. The lead attorney for the sexual assault lawsuit is Tony Buzbee, who was a neighbor to the late former Texans owner Bob McNair. Does that mean anything? Who knows. There’s a lawsuit on the table, and Watson’s lawyers will now go to work.
— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) March 17, 2021
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I have nothing to add. He’s on his own…
I like the consperiacy angle because that’s not nothing. And I’m sure Houston has many lawyers to choose from.
I’m staying out of the speculation side on this until more is shown because any side could be legit here.
Wait a week or so, like with all this stuff.
Watson needs to get Robert Kraft as part of his counsel.
The conspiracy theory makes no sense. If they want to keep Watson, this puts his ability to participate this coming year at risk and damages the franchise’s image. If they want to trade him, this tanks his value. There is ZERO basis for this conspiracy theory.
He now has 2
If the writer of this story had any idea about the neighborhood that McNair and Busbee lived, River Oaks, he would have realized that being a neighbor didn’t mean they swapped cups of sugar when necessary.