In the latest lawsuit filed against Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson by attorney Tony Buzbee in Harris County, the three-time Pro Bowl passer is alleged to have engaged in a “disturbing pattern” of inappropriate behavior.
The 24th lawsuit, filed by Buzbee on behalf of massage therapist Katy Williams, alleges that Watson told the plaintiff he wanted to support a black-owned business and arranged a massage on Aug. 5, 2020. The lawsuit said that there were two massage sessions.
In the second massage session, the plaintiff alleged that Watson didn’t want to use the standard draping and requested to be covered by only a small towel and requested she work on his inner thighs. The plaintiff said she “became very uncomfortable.”
She said she was left “humiliated and traumatized” with how demanding Watson became as basically made her touch his scrotum and watch him ejaculate.
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk shared a statement from the plaintiff’s attorney, Tony Buzbee:
“The allegations made in this new case are strikingly similar to those made by many of the other victims. Lost in the media frenzy surrounding Deshaun Watson is that these are twenty-four strong, courageous women who, despite ridicule, legal shenanigans, and intense media scrutiny, continue to stand firm for what is right. Setting aside the legal wrangling, the complicity of the NFL, or the failures of the criminal justice system, the resounding story that should be told here is that these women are true heroes. I will say again, our entire team is incredibly proud to represent these women, and we look forward to the day when we can lay out their cases in detail in front of a jury.”
Hours later, Watson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, would also release a statement:
Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters Monday the Browns are “trying to be respectful of the process.”
Two Texas grand juries declined to charge Watson with any crimes earlier this year and he is no longer being investigated by law enforcement authorities. He may still face punishment from the NFL this year under its personal conduct policy.