It does not matter how much money Deshaun Watson signed for how many trips he has taken with his new team, his off-the-field issues are not going away.
According to a press release from HBO, Tuesday’s episode of HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel will feature “several women who have accused Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct.”
In their “first ever national TV interview,” these women spoke candidly to journalist Soledad O’Brien about their allegations against the Cleveland Browns QB.
Watson has been cleared of criminal charges two different times by a Grand Jury, but his problems are now civil and he still has to face punishment from the NFL.
Facing pointed questions about sexual misconduct allegations brought against him by 22 women, Watson defended his character and denied any wrongdoing while being introduced by the Cleveland Browns.
“I’ve never assaulted or disrespected or harassed any woman in my life,” Watson said. “I’ve never done these things people are alleging.”
Watson didn’t play last season for Houston as the criminal and civil complaints by massage therapists mounted and before being heard by two grand juries in Texas. He was unlikely to play for the team as he demanded a trade just before the allegations came out.
He has been accused of exposing himself, touching the women with his penis and forcing himself on them. Watson has maintained any sex was consensual.
The show debuts Tuesday, May 24, at 10:00 p.m. ET.