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Deshaun Watson is sued by three more female massage therapists bringing total to 19 lawsuits

Deshaun Watson is sued by three more female massage therapists bringing total to 19 lawsuits

Deshaun Watson is sued by three more female massage therapists for ‘exposing himself and touching them with his penis,’ bringing the total lawsuits against the Texans QB to 19

  • Deshaun Watson has been sued by three more female massage therapists for civil assault and infliction of emotional distress. He faces 19 total lawsuits
  • Watson is also being accused of deleting Instagram messages and contacting accusers, ‘who formally provided him massages,’ to try to settle those cases 
  • Most of Watson’s accusers are licensed massage therapists or work in a similar field. All 19 his accusers have filed lawsuits against him anonymously this month
  • The women suing Watson on Monday say he exposed himself during massages, requested sexual favors, and forced his penis into their hands while they worked
  • Two of the first 16 plaintiffs accused Watson of sexual assault for allegedly forcing them to perform verbal sex on him. The new suits don’t include that claim
  • Watson has denied any wrongdoing and his attorney, Rusty Hardin, claims one plaintiff failed to blackmail his client for $30,000 before deciding to sue him
  • Houston police and the particular district attorney’s office have declined to comment on the accusations. The NFL is investigating the allegations against Watson 

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson’s mounting judicial problems grew worse this week as three more female massage therapists sued him for civil assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress, bringing the total number of lawsuits against him to 19.

Watson, 25, is also being accused of deleting Instagram messages and contacting accusers, ‘who formally provided him massages, in an attempt to settle’ those cases, according to one of Monday’s filings obtained by DailyMail.com. 

Like the previous 16, the latest three lawsuits were all filed by Houston attorney Tony Buzbee on behalf of Jane Does, who say Watson exposed himself during massages, requested sexual favors, and even forcibly touched them with his penis as they worked. He is not being accused of sexual assault by any of the three women who filed Monday, although two other plaintiffs did claim he sexually assaulted them by forcing them to perform verbal sex oh him. Most, but not all, of the plaintiffs are massage therapists or work in a similar field. 

Watson has denied any wrongdoing and his attorney, Rusty Hardin, said ‘any allegation that Deshaun forced a woman to commit a sexual act is completely false.’ 

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson's mounting legal problems grew worse this week as three more female massage therapists sued him for civil assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress, bringing the total number of lawsuits against him to 19

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson’s mounting judicial problems grew worse this week as three more female massage therapists sued him for civil assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress, bringing the total number of lawsuits against him to 19

The NFL is investigating the allegations against Watson, but a league spokesman has declined to speak further on the matter. Houston police and the particular district attorney’s office have declined to comment on the lawsuits. 

‘It would be inappropriate for the District Attorney’s Office to comment on a civil lawsuit, and we refrain from publicly discussing allegations in any matter until and if a criminal charge is filed; we do this out of fairness to all,’ Dane Schiller, a spokesperson for the Harris County district attorney, said in a statement. 

At a news conference earlier this month, Buzbee said the lawsuits aren’t about money, saying that the women are suing for $500 in damages, which is the lowest amount that can be sought in civil court in Texas. 

Instead, Buzbee said, the lawsuits are about fixing Watson’s pattern of behavior and the culture of the NFL. 

‘Plaintiffs have not brought these cases for money or attention; instead Plaintiffs seek a change in behavior with regard to Watson, and a change of culture in the NFL,’ read one of Buzbee’s filings against the defendant. 

Last week, Hardin alleged in a statement that he had ‘strong evidence’ one accuser is lying, saying that she tried and failed to blackmail his client for $30,000. 

In her lawsuit, the woman alleged Watson forced her to perform verbal sex during a massage in December and that she ‘blacked out for a few minutes from the fear’ of her encounter with Watson, which left her ‘terrified.’ She also claims she defecated after the incident because she was so shaken. 

Hardin claims that in January, she demanded $30,000 in exchange for her ‘indefinite silence’ on the matter. 

Buzbee, meanwhile, has claimed that he has copies of non-disclosure agreements that Watson has asked his massage therapists to sign. 

‘We will also provide a copy of the non-disclosure agreement that Deshaun Watson and his marketing manager repeatedly insisted that Jane Doe (and others) sign after (and sometimes before) the ”massage session,” which she refused to sign,’ Buzbee wrote in a statement.  

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