On Thursday, six women walked into a courtroom that are part of the 22 plaintiffs who have filed civil suit against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson for sexual misconduct.
Tony Buzbee, attorney for the plaintiffs, expected 12 of the 22 women to appear at the status conference after hearing defense attorney Rusty Hardin accused many of them of being liars.
“They are here because they’ve been called liars,” Buzbee said. “And they’re not liars.”
Hardin reportedly argued that he cannot identify four of Watson’s accusers because of their names, and asked a judge to compel Buzbee to reveal the last three digits of driver’s license and social security numbers to narrow the scope.
In the 22 cases pending against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, both sides are accusing the other of destroying evidence. Attorney Rusty Hardin said that some of the plaintiffs have been destroying or altering evidence, via Ivory Hecker of FOX 26.
Attorney Tony Buzbee denied it and then accused Watson of unsending Instagram messages to his accusers.
A judge vowed to follow through on preservation requests filed by both sides to ensure evidence can be entered into discovery, according to Fox26.