Friday afternoon update:
Tony Buzbee says he now represents 12 women who will have claims against Deshaun Watson. “We are now representing 12 women and we will file five more cases in due course,” Buzbee said Friday. “we have spoken to more than 10 additional women.”
Other information learned during Buzbee’s Friday press conference:
- 7 African Americans / 2 Hispanic / 3 Caucasian
- 3 married / 1 engaged / all others single mothers
- One was referred to Deshaun by Texans
- Quincy Avery (HOU QB coach) referred Deshaun to one of his clients
- Agent/lawyer for Deshaun showed “dismissive behavior and incredible arrogance,” so had to go public with lawsuits
- Buzbee said he doesn’t need the fame & the women don’t want it
- Buzbee adds that the Houston Police Department is now looking into the allegations that are being made
- An incident happened as recently as THIS month — AFTER they had been in contact with Watson’s camp
- Took shots at “Arm Chair Quarterbacks” who wouldn’t say stuff to his face
- Buzbee stopped counting after the 10th death threat
- Buzbee says he lives near McNair family, but wouldn’t know them if he saw them
As promised, trial lawyer Tony Buzbee filed more sexual assault lawsuits in Harris County, Texas on behalf of Jane Does who claim Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson engaged in inappropriate behavior during massage therapy sessions. Lawsuits No. 4-7 were filed on Thursday and follow a similar pattern as the first three lawsuits brought against Watson, who has remained silent on the matter since releasing a statement on Tuesday claiming he’s done nothing wrong.
“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 wrote 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.”
Tony Buzbee has ramped up his attacks against Watson by releasing what he says are messages between Watson and at least one of his accusers. The lawyer has also stated that he plans to file nine lawsuits against Watson.
Deshaun Watson lawsuit No. 4:
This incident allegedly took place in September 2020 at a salon in Houston. Watson allegedly asked the massage therapist “if it was okay if he got aroused.” The woman told Watson to cover himself, and she tried to stay professional until the session was over. “At some point during the session, Watson became aroused and got an erection.”
Watson allegedly caused his erect penis to touch the woman’s hand before laying back on the table and ejaculating.
Watson lawsuit No. 5:
This incident allegedly took place in June 2020 at a Houston spa. Watson insisted on taking a shower. The masseuse said that was OK as long as he covered himself when he came out. The woman walked out until Watson was finished. She came into the room to perform the massage, and the QB was allegedly completely naked on his stomach. He continuously tried to get the woman to touch his penis, according to the complaint.
Watson lawsuit No. 6:
The massage therapist and Watson agreed to meet at the woman’s office in October 2020. He allegedly pulled on his towel “in an attempt to expose himself to” the woman, the complaint states. The two agreed to another session on November 2. Upon arrival, Watson allegedly kissed the woman without any notice. The woman claims she left the office and went to a friend’s store next door and told the friend what had happened. The massage therapist went back to her office, and Watson was naked. She refused to work “on his buttocks and penis area,” only to be told that Watson would pay extra for that service. The woman declined and claims Watson asked her, “Well, can you do it just for me?”
Watson lawsuit No. 7:
A licensed esthetician claims that she had encounters with Watson in September and October. During one session, the woman claims that Watson flipped over and had an erection and “asked Plaintiff what she was going to do about his erection,” the claim states. During an October incident, the same woman claims Watson tried to put his penis in her hand and asked her if she would touch his penis. He also tried to kiss the woman on the mouth and “was coercing her the entire time.”