The attorney for the women accusing Deshaun Watson of sexual assault told OutKick on Friday that Houston police are indeed investigating Watson for the multiple alleged crimes, while also calling out “talking heads” for their hot takes on the case.
Tony Buzbee, addressing OutKick in a prepared statement, added that a 22nd sexual assault complaint had been filed against the Houston Texans star quarterback on Friday.
“Now that the HPD (Houston Police Department) has confirmed such via Twitter, I will also confirm that a complaint was filed with HPD this morning regarding Deshaun Watson,” Buzbee’s statement read. “I was not personally involved in the process, as I previously indicated I would not be. I can confirm, through the reports that I’ve received, that HPD personnel were extremely professional, thorough, and compassionate.
“I will also confirm that other criminal complaints will follow, as previously indicated, in Houston and in other jurisdictions and with other agencies.
“I will let the authorities do their jobs, and will continue to do mine, on behalf of these courageous women.”
Buzbee then warned those following the case through the mainstream media to take caution.
“I would remind everyone following this story that what is in play here is more than the future record of a football team, or a star quarterback,” Buzbee wrote. “I would remind the so-called ‘talking heads’ who do nothing but talk for a living that the issues raised here are extremely serious, involving serious misconduct against women.
“Too many time the so-called ‘experts’ and ‘pundits’ forget that we are not only dealing with the future of a star quarterback, we are dealing with the physical health, mental health, safety and well-being of courageous people who had the fortitude to step forward, although powerless, against the powerful. It takes great strength to do what these women are doing. I will continue to devote my attention and efforts to them and could give a damn about those detractors whose first reaction is to attack these women, or me.
“I can also confirm that we filed case number 22 today; the allegations therein are similar to the others that are now public record.”
Watson has denied the claims through his own attorney, Rusty Hardin.