Attorney Tony Buzbee claimed on Friday night that 20 lawsuits have been filed against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Officially, the number filed is now at 19.
In one of the lawsuits that went online today, it alleged that the Texans QB was not only deleting Instagram messages, but also contacting victims in an attempt to settle cases.
The Texans star has denied the allegations and has not formally been charged.
Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, previously released a statement Tuesday and wrote that “any allegation that Deshaun forced a woman to commit a sexual act is completely false.” He said in part:
“I want to emphasize at the outset that we and Deshaun recognize that sexual assault and harassment are not only unlawful, but morally wrong. It takes courage for women to come forward to report being mistreated, particularly when they attach their names to a lawsuit. We do not take these allegations lightly. However, fairness to the accused is equally as important.”
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard took issue with the way the media is covering Chad Wheeler’s and Deshaun Watson’s cases in a series of tweets posted over the weekend.
“It’s crazy that people bash Watson with no evidence but nobody want to say anything about Chad Wheeler who tried to kill his girlfriend,” the star linebacker wrote. “I’m just saying now, D Wat got killed with no proof but this guy who tried to put his girlfriend underground @espn or any other outlets was.”
Leonard added: “I bet none of them networks will repost what I said this time! But hey, I’ll call them out and hold (them) accountable just like they would do me! @stephenasmith what’s sup man?”