Attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents the women who have filed suit against Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, has officially announced that the first case has been filed against the Houston Texans, as part of the ongoing lawsuits against the quarterback.
The lawsuit was filed by one of the four women who has not settled their lawsuit against Watson.
In the statement, Buzbee indicates that the Texans “knew or most certainly should have known of Watson’s conduct.”
Buzbee also indicates that this will be the first case “of what will likely be many” against the organization.
This move came in part due to a report from Jenny Vrentas of The New York Times who uncovered that Watson received massages from “at least 66 different women in a 17-month period.” As part of her reporting, Vrentas found that the Texans had provided Watson with a membership at The Houstonian, a private hotel and club, where some of the massages occurred.
The Texans may have traded Watson, but they are not finished being associated with his alleged bad behavior.