Reliant Energy Ends Business Relationship With Deshaun Watson
Reliant Energy released a statement on Wednesday saying that their business relationship with Deshaun Watson will nott be continuing.
NRG Energy, the parent company of Reliant, has the naming rights to the Texans stadium in Houston.
“Reliant is aware of pending civil lawsuits and a criminal investigation involving Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans quarterback,” the statement said, via Aaron Reiss of TheAthletic.com. “Our relationship with Watson as a brand ambassador was scheduled to end this spring prior to these allegations, and there are no plans for future engagements or contracts with him. We take accusations of this nature very seriously. With respect to the legal process, we do not have any further comment on this matter.”
Just on Wednesday, Nike has suspended his endorsement, Beats By Dre has dropped him, and now Reliant is done with the Texans QB as well.
More are expected to come soon.
On Tuesday, one of the 22 women to file suit came forward to describe her struggles since her massage session with Watson.
“We were all deceived into thinking that Deshaun Watson was a great guy,” Ashley Solis said. “Unfortunately we know that good guys can do terrible things.”
Watson and his attorney have denied the allegations.