Deshaun Watson’s attorney filed a special leave Thursday to remove the anonymity of the women who accuse the Houston Texans quarterback of sexual misconduct.
Rusty Hardin, Watson’s attorney, busted the prosecutor’s attorney, Tony Buzbee, and preserved his client’s innocence.
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“We have said that before and we want to say it again: Deshaun did not force, compel or intimidate anyone into doing anything against their will. When we asked Mr Buzbee weeks ago to identify his customers, he declined and asked us To file a motion, “Hardin said.
“Today we filed this motion. As discussed in our filing, Mr. Buzbee’s use of anonymous complaints violates Texas law and the fundamental concept of fairness. It is clear that for Mr. Buzbee, this case was never about seeking justice in.” to look for a case. ” Courtroom but destroying Deshaun’s reputation to raise his own public profile and enrich himself. While I understand that anonymity is often used as a shield for victims, Mr. Buzbee uses it as a sword. Buzbee continues to use her anonymous accusations to destroy Mr. Watson. That’s just not right. And we look forward to resolving these matters in court. “
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In the motion received by Fox News, Watson’s attorney argues that Texas law does not allow prosecutors “nor should they” commence civil actions using a pseudonym “.
Hardin said in the motion that Buzbee is trying “to try this case in the public opinion court, not the court.”
Watson faces 22 sexual misconduct lawsuits. Two women were exposed this week. Ashley Solis spoke about Watson’s alleged actions at a press conference. Another lawyer read a letter from Lauren Baxley.
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Watson has also lost sponsorship support. Nike suspended its endorsement contract with Watson and Reliant Energy decided not to use Watson as a brand ambassador.