One of the most recent lawsuits filed on Sunday accused Watson of reaching out to plaintiffs “to reach an agreement”.
HOUSTON – Three more lawsuits were filed against Houston Texan quarterback Deshaun Watson on Sunday night, bringing the total to 19.
The civil suits accuse Watson of sexual misconduct, including exposure to women he hired for massages. At least two of the women claim he also sexually assaulted them.
In one of three new cases filed on Sunday March 28, Watson is accused of reaching out to some of the plaintiffs to try to reach an agreement. It is also alleged that Watson deleted Instagram posts.
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“As a result of the repeated lawsuits against him, Deshaun Watson is deleting Instagram posts and contacting those who officially provided him with massages in order to reach an agreement,” the lawsuit said. “Plaintiffs have not brought these cases up for money or attention. Instead, plaintiffs seek a change in behavior regarding Watson and a change in culture in the NFL.”
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Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, issued a statement denying both allegations and questioning the women’s motives.
Like many other people, Deshaun regularly deletes past Instagram messages. However, he has not deleted any messages since March 15, the day before the first lawsuit was filed. We categorically deny that he has contacted his accusers directly in one case attempted to settle these cases, “said Hardin.
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“The adversary’s continued assertions that these cases are not about money are inconsistent with the facts in at least two of these cases. It is incredibly irresponsible to advance this type of false accusation in this avalanche of anonymous lawsuits, especially while we me I’m still trying to find out who the prosecutors are. We will address these and other issues raised in these cases in our formal response to the court in the coming weeks, “Hardin’s statement said.
Earlier, Hardin said one of the women asked Watson for $ 30,000 before filing her lawsuit.
Watson denied the allegations in a statement after the first two cases were filed.
No criminal charges were filed in the case.
Buzbee said he presented evidence to HPD and the Harris County Attorney’s Office.
The NFL confirms it is also investigating the allegations.