It’d been a few month since Cleveland Browns followers determined to mock the victims of Deshaun Watson’s alleged sexual misconduct earlier than their residence opener. And his 11-game suspension is about half over. However Watson is going through extra bother after one other civil lawsuit was filed towards towards him Thursday evening, this one stating the quarterback pressured a girl into performing oral intercourse on him throughout a 2020 therapeutic massage.
It’s the twenty sixth recognized lawsuit filed towards Watson claiming inappropriate conduct or sexual assault throughout massages. The most recent lawsuit was filed in Harris County, Texas, with Houston. It alleges Watson solicited the masseuse on social media by way of direct message. The request was made for a therapeutic massage on the Houstonian lodge in Dec. 2020, whereas Watson was the Houston Texans’ beginning quarterback. In keeping with the lawsuit, the plaintiff was paid $300 for her providers, together with her regular hourly cost being $115.
“My shopper’s expertise with Deshaun Watson follows a sequence of disturbingly related encounters reported by greater than 20 ladies who’ve filed go well with towards the NFL celebrity,” the girl’s lawyer, Anissah Nguyen, advised ESPN. “Like so many others, my shopper spent practically two years struggling to deal with the disgrace and trauma from all that he has stolen from her and the day by day ache that has change into her actuality. Figuring out her story will convey on the exhausting conversations, criticism and even victim-blaming, the energy and bravado of those different ladies gave my shopper the braveness to face up and communicate out. She seeks justice not just for herself and her personal therapeutic, however for the greater than 20 ladies who refused to be shamed into silence, and the victims who’ve but to return ahead.”
Rusty Hardin, Watson’s lawyer, declined to remark to ESPN on the lawsuit till he learns the id of the girl behind the newest claims. Courts have ordered the plaintiffs to be recognized in each different civil case by identify. All however one lawsuit towards Watson was settled this previous summer season, with one lawsuit being dropped when a choose requested the plaintiff wanted to amend their petitions and embody their names.
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski mentioned Friday he has “no remark” on the newest lawsuit towards Watson, based on ESPN.
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Watson, maintains his innocence and claims he’s done nothing wrong, is serving an 11-game suspension for violating the NFL’s private conduct coverage, with a $5 million high quality and necessary therapy dealt as punishment. Watson regained entry to the Browns coaching facility this week after a ban since Aug. 30 as a part of the settlement. He’s not allowed to follow with the workforce till Nov. 14 and isn’t eligible to play till Week 13 and a sport towards the Texans in Houston on Dec. 4, the place his present employers will play within the metropolis the place these alleged horrible acts befell.