Attorney submitting affidavits, evidence from NFL star’s accusers
NFL star’s defense against graphic sexual assault allegations begins to surface
Deshaun Watson’s lawyer: Response to sexual assault claims coming next week
Star NFL QB now facing sexual assault allegations from 12 women
Four more lawsuits were filed Monday on behalf of women who allege they were sexually assaulted by NFL star Deshaun Watson, including one woman who says she was assaulted earlier this month.
Another woman whom Watson saw twice said she was “scared for her life” after the Texans quarterback allegedly tried to force her to give him oral sex during their second meeting in August 2020.
Tony Buzbee, the high-profile Texas lawyer representing the women accusing Watson of sexual assault, has now filed a total of 11 lawsuits against Watson. He said in a press conference on Friday he was representing 12 women and had spoken to 10 more.
Watson allegedly reached out to a Sandy Springs, Ga.-based massage therapist on March 3, 2021, through Instagram. He allegedly went to her business suite later that week and during a massage exposed himself and asked the woman to touch his testicles. He later “put his penis on her hand,” the lawsuit claims. Watson allegedly left when he “realized that Plaintiff was not going to entertain his advances.”
The woman Watson saw twice says she was not initially aware he was the same man who allegedly “groped her buttocks and vagina” during a June 2020 massage, which is why she agreed to another session in August.
Watson “agreed not to be inappropriate again,” but the lawsuit alleges he later told her he wanted to ejaculate and told her to touch his penis before allegedly forcing her mouth on his penis.
Watson, 25, publicly denied the first accusation, and his attorney Rusty Hardin — who got former Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens acquitted from perjury charges in 2012 — called the sexual assault claims “meritless” in a statement on Friday.
Buzbee said he was going to submit affidavits and evidence to the Houston Police department and the Houston district attorney on Monday, while also requesting a grand jury to consider the evidence.
The NFL is investigating the allegations against Watson.
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