Deshaun Watson’s attorneys are not waiting around before they fire back at the latest allegation against the quarterback.
On Tuesday night, they issued a statement denying the allegations and suggesting the woman has a vendetta against Watson.
“Deshaun Watson vehemently denies the allegations, just as he has since she first discussed them with members of our firm in March of last year,” the statement reads. “She repeated the allegations on social media in August and he denied them then. The only thing new about her contentions is the embellishment making them more extreme than prior versions. Deshaun’s denial remains the same.”
“This plaintiff has long had a vendetta against Deshaun since she jealously and angrily published Deshaun’s personal data on social media in November 2020,” the statement continues. “In filing her lawsuit now she was obviously not influenced by recent developments.”
Via Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com, a new lawsuit has been filed against Watson. Per the complaint, the plaintiff “changed her mind about filing a lawsuit after watching the HBO Real Sports piece.”
The suit has been brought by Nia Smith, a professionally licensed Houston cosmetologist who last summer spoke publicly about her alleged interactions with Watson during a video appearance with YouTube personality Tasha K.
Smith went on to say during their first massage session, Watson asked her to massage the inside of his butt.
“The only thing that really bothered me in the first appointment was that he kept asking me to go inside his butt. I originally thought it was the crack, and so I would go around that area, and he still wasn’t satisfied. He was very adamant and was saying, don’t be afraid to go inside. […] He basically didn’t want the rest of his body massaged, he wanted his groin area massaged and his butt only…he kept saying do you want to put it in your mouth? It was just very, very uncomfortable.”