Deshaun Watson’s Lawyer Files Special Exception

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Deshaun Watson’s lawyer Rusty Hardin released the following statement Thursday, which OutKick received in an email.

“We have said this before and we want to say it again: Deshaun did not force, coerce or intimidate anyone to do anything against their will. When we asked Mr. Buzbee to identify his clients weeks ago, he refused and told us to file a motion. Today we filed that motion. As discussed in our filing, Mr. Buzbee’s use of anonymous lawsuits violates Texas law and the basic concept of fairness. It is clear that, for Mr. Buzbee, this case has never been about seeking justice in a courtroom, but destroying Deshaun’s reputation to enhance his own public profile and enrich himself. While I understand that anonymity often is used as a shield for victims, Mr. Buzbee is using it as a sword. While shielding his clients from public scrutiny, Mr. Buzbee continues to use their anonymous allegations to destroy Mr. Watson. This is simply not right. And we look forward to resolving these matters in court.”

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Written by Bobby Burack

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  1. Another sign that Hardin is desperate and playing into the hands of Tony Buzbee (not that Hardin has a great case to begin with). Not a good sign when you are requesting and coercing the court to order the release the names of the accusers (not a chance LOL) especially in the Me Too environment. Any judge complying with Hardin’s request would get crucified and no sane judge who still wants a career would agree to that.

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