16 Lawsuits, 24 Women Come Forward with Accusations Against Deshaun Watson

UPDATE (7:45 p.m.): Two more lawsuits were filed against Deshaun Watson Tuesday afternoon to bring the total to 16 civil suits in Harris County Texas in a span of 7 days. 

Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, released a statement Tuesday claiming a ‘Jane Doe’ in a lawsuit filed last week tried to blackmail Watson in January demanding money after a consensual encounter.

Hardin said Buzzbee has “orchestrated a circus-like atmosphere by using social media to publicize 14 ‘Jane Doe’ lawsuits during the past seven days ... to inflame the public and malign Deshaun’s otherwise sterling reputation,” he said, before two more lawsuits were filed. 

Lawsuit 15: In the 15th lawsuit, the Plaintiff claims Watson requested a massage from her in May 2020. The suit states that during the session, “Watson assaulted and harassed Plaintiff by exposing himself to her, touching her with his penis and ejaculating onto her. Watson’s behavior is part of a disturbing pattern.”

Lawsuit 16: In the 16th lawsuit, the Plaintiff claims Watson asked her for a massage in October 2020. During the session, she claims he harassed her “by exposing himself and trying to force her to touch his anus and penis.” This lawsuit details his “behavior is part of a disturbing pattern of preying on vulnerable women.” The Plaintiff also states she “believes Watson is  in the sex trade.”


In addition to the 14 filed civil lawsuit filed against Deshaun Watson, lawyer Tony Buzbee told FOX 26 in Houston that 24 women in total have come forward with accusations against the QB.

“Most of the cases allege the same, or similar, conduct,” Buzbee said of the civil complaints alleging misconduct during massages.

Of the several lawsuits filed Monday, ESPN reports that one "alleges Deshaun Watson assaulted and harassed the plaintiff over two sessions ‘by grabbing Plaintiff’s buttocks and vagina, touching her with his penis and trying to force her to perform oral sex on him.'”

The women in the lawsuits — all of whom are referred to as Jane Doe — are said to be licensed massage therapists.

“We have filed 14 cases so far," Buzbee said. “Most of the cases allege the same, or similar, conduct."


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