Deshaun Watson saw at least 66 massage therapists over 17 months
Deshaun Watson used “at least” 66 feminine massage therapists over a 17-month interval between fall of 2019 and spring of 2021, a bombshell report from the New York Times revealed.
Watson has been sued by 24 massage therapists for alleged sexual misconduct. An extra girl sued, however withdrew her swimsuit. Two extra therapists made legal accusations however didn’t sue. Fifteen defended Watson with statements of assist. At least 4 labored with Genuine Touch, the massage agency employed by the Houston Texans.
Plaintiffs’ legal professionals have recognized 5 extra ladies throughout the investigation course of, and the Times’ Jenny Vrentas confirmed 15 extra ladies by means of interviews and information evaluations.
Two grand juries in Texas declined to press legal fees towards Watson in reference to the myriad of allegations. Watson and his attorneys have repeatedly denied that any sexual exercise with massage therapists was non-consensual.
On Monday, a twenty fourth girl filed a lawsuit towards Watson, accusing him of ejaculating on her throughout a massage.
While he has not been criminally charged, the 26-year-old Watson, who was traded from the Texans to the Browns and signed a totally assured five-year, $230 million contract this offseason, faces potential self-discipline beneath the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy.
One massage therapist who didn’t sue Watson spoke to The Times a few beforehand unpublicized expertise.
The girl “said he initiated sexual contact” in all three of their appointments. This girl, who spoke on situation of anonymity to guard her privateness, stated she started by engaged on Watson’s again. But when he flipped over, she stated his demeanor and voice modified, and he started aggressively dictating the place he needed her to the touch him. In their first session, she stated he obtained into the joyful child yoga pose — on his again along with his toes in his arms — and requested her to massage between his testicles and anus.
“She laughed off the request but said he grabbed her wrist and put her hand there.
The woman said Watson twice initiated sexual intercourse, once by pulling down the scrubs she was wearing. She and Watson knew each other from around town and were on friendly terms, and she admitted she let him proceed with these sexual acts. ‘I just didn’t know how to tell him no,’ she said.”
Per the New York Times, a member of the Texans group offered Watson with an NDA kind to provide massage therapists. The franchise stated in an announcement the staff first discovered of sexual misconduct allegations towards the quarterback in March of 2021. The Texans additionally stated they’ve cooperated with investigators and “will continue to do so.”
In a deposition, Watson was requested a few post-massage textual content message he despatched to Ashley Solis, an accuser who later spoke to HBO’s “Real Sports” about her expertise, apologizing that she was uncomfortable — and the rationale why.
“I don’t know,” Watson stated. “Like I told you at the beginning of this depo, I’m still trying to figure out why we in the situation we are in right now, why I’m talking to you guys, why you guys are interviewing me. I don’t know. Do not know.”