Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson now faces 23 civil lawsuits from massage therapists over his alleged sexual misconduct.
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A complainant thus initiated legal proceedings Tuesday in Texas, as reported by the ESPN network.
In this case, the one who was at the time a player of the Houston Texans had a first massage session with the woman concerned during the summer of 2020.
She added that her client's behavior did not improve during their subsequent meetings.
Thus, during the third and last appointment, he exhibited himself in front of her, while touching her and constantly asking for sex, according to the documents presented to the court.
The lawsuit also alleges that the 23rd massage therapist to sue Watson chose to press ahead after watching an HBO show in which two other plaintiffs, Ashley Solis and Kyla Hayes, explain why they are demanding compensation. financial.
While deploring the gestures of the pivot, they consider insulting the agreement of 230 million concluded by the Browns and the athlete of 26 years after the exchange with the Texans. "It's like being told to go fuck yourself," Solis yelled.
Watson continues to deny
On the side of the star player, his lawyer Rusty Hardin had indicated in a press release last week that his client vehemently denies the allegations against him, believing that he has done nothing wrong.
Also, two Texas grand juries ruled out prosecuting Watson criminally. However, the NFL is investigating whether he violated its good behavior policy and even set up an interview with him two weeks ago as part of its investigations.
If the Goodell circuit determines there have been material lapses, the Browns could be a long way from enjoying their new acquisition, which also missed the 2021 season because of the allegations against him.
The quarterback completed 67.8% of the passes he attempted for 14,539 yards and 104 touchdowns in 54 career NFL games.