Two more lawsuits alleging sexual assault and inappropriate behavior were filed against Deshaun Watson on Tuesday, with one of them accusing the Texans QB of deleting Instagram messages and contactng women who had previously massaged him “through intermediaries.”
In one of the most damning lawsuits, a licensed massage therapist explains exactly what happened througout four different sessions with Watson, with every encounter getting progressively worse.
Watson and Plaintiff agreed to schedule the first session in July 2020 at The Houstonian, at Watson’s suggestion. Watson informed Plaintiff that he had a private suite at The Houstonian where the massage could take place.
During the first session, Watson got completely naked, and refused to cover himself, even at Plaintiff’s requests. During this session, Watson exposed his penis to Plaintiff several times. Watson also repeatedly demanded that Plaintiff massage the area immediately around his anus. Plaintiff refused. Plaintiff felt uncomfortable and confused during the session.
On the one hand, she felt the behavior was bizarre, but on the other hand because he had not touched her, and allowed her to refuse some of his more bizarre requests, she concluded that Watson was accustomed to getting what he wanted, and perhaps she was being a bit too sensitive. After the first session, Watson sent a message to Plaintiff, asking if she was okay.
Plaintiff replied that it was just nerves. They agreed to schedule a second session.
Prior to the second session, Watson told Plaintiff that she should come wearing only a sports bra and short shorts. Plaintiff refused, deciding to come instead professionally clothed. During the second session at The Houstonian, Watson again got completely naked in front of Plaintiff, and laid down on the massage table completely naked.
Watson again refused to cover himself. She moved forward with the session. When Plaintiff started to massage Watson’s legs, Watson became intense and aggressively dictated the massage from that point forward. Watson told Plaintiff to “come up” and made such statements such as telling her to get in there.” At one point, Watson demanded that Plaintiff massage his groin area.
He also directed Plaintiff to the area immediately adjacent to his anus. When Watson eventually flipped over onto his back, he exposed himself to Plaintiff and touched Plaintiff’s hand with his penis. Plaintiff grew more and more uncomfortable by the end of the massage but again she thought it was just nerves on her part. She wanted to give Watson the benefit of the doubt and did not want to risk Watson giving her a bad review.
A third session was scheduled.
During the third session, Watson said he had just come from football practice. Plaintiff told Watson that he could go change in the restroom. However, Watson decided to undress in front of her once again, getting completely naked and exposing his penis to her. Watson again got on the table completely naked. Before the session, Watson said he wanted Plaintiff to work on his “glutes” and “groin” area.
Plaintiff decided to start massaging Watson’s lower body and legs. Watson told Plaintiff that he did not want his upper body massaged because he injured his shoulder. Watson again kept trying to get her to massage the area around his anus. Watson told Plaintiff that she could go higher” and told her to get in between his buttocks.
In an attempt to escape the behavior and stay professional, Plaintiff moved to a different part of Watson’s body because she was not comfortable with his requests. However, Watson was aggressive and kept redirecting her to his anus area. He kept encouraging her and saying, “it is okay,” “it is okay.”
Watson attempted to stroke Plaintiff’s butt and rub her leg. Watson was aware that Plaintiff was a single mom and was financially struggling. Watson used such information to his advantage in an effort to manipulate her. After Plaintiff finished massaging Watson’s lower body, Watson flipped over onto his back, with his penis completely exposed.
Plaintiff began to massage Watson’s legs and began to massage near his groin area. Watson purposely touched Plaintiff’s hand with his penis. At this point, Watson got an erection and demanded that Plaintiff massage his penis and his testicles. At this point, Plaintiff had had enough. She was terrified and confused; she wanted to leave, but did not want to upset Watson. She felt intimidated.
Watson moved his penis onto Plaintiff’s hand. Watson then ejaculated in front of Plaintiff, getting semen all over Plaintiff’s hand and arms. Plaintiff felt like she wanted to vomit. Watson got dressed, cleaned himself up and left, offering no apology or explanation Plaintiff felt humiliated, scared, and felt responsible.
Even at this point, she still did not want Watson to hurt her fledgling career. After the third session, Watson inundated Plaintiff with messages requesting another session. Plaintiff was afraid of what Watson would do to her career if she did not submit to his requests.
She felt forced and trapped as Watson had a lot of clout and power as an NFL player, Watson was in control. Plaintiff reluctantly agreed to a fourth session. At the start of the fourth session, Plaintiff began to massage Watson’s legs. Watson at this point was done with any formalities. He grabbed Plaintiff’s hand and placed it on his penis, instructing her how he wanted her to rub his penis, Plaintiff pulled back in complete shock.
Plaintiff did not know what to do, she wanted to run; she felt trapped. Watson also told Plaintiff to glide her hand over his genitals. Plaintiff realized that Watson was coercing her to give him oral sex. Plaintiff felt coerced and manipulated by Watson. She was terrified of him and threatened by him. The massage eventually ended, after coerced oral sex. Watson got dressed and left, leaving Plaintiff shaken and disturbed.
Plaintiff felt violated and ashamed. Watson continued to request additional massage sessions from Plaintiff via direct message. The last message Watson sent was in December 2020. Plaintiff declined, telling him she was taking a break from the massage profession.
Plaintiff who had withheld such information from him, finally informed her ex-boyfriend about the incidents with Watson because she was traumatized by Watson’s conduct.
Just this week, Texans general manager Nick Caserio said the lawsuits filed against Deshaun Watson alleging sexual assault and inappropriate conduct are “certainly troubling” and something the team takes “very seriously.”
“We’re certainly cognizant and aware,” Caserio told the Texans All Access podcast. “We made a statement at the beginning about where the organization stood. I would say it’s a legal situation, it’s a legal process, so we’re certainly respectful of that.
“We certainly take them very seriously. The allegations, what’s been discussed, are certainly troubling. And organizationally that’s not something that we can condone, that we condone, those types of actions.”