The Deshaun Watson situation controversy was simply non-stop on social media for consecutive days, but now has slowed to a crawl as the number of lawsuits against him has seemingly stopped at 16.
Houston attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents 16 women who has sued the Texans quarterback for assault, informed everybody he was going to get criminal charges filed against Watson.
“Per advice from a well known criminal defense attorney: Our team will be submitting affidavits and evidence from several women, who had experiences with Deshaun Watson, to the Houston Police Department and the Houston District Attorney, on Monday morning. We will request that a grand jury be empaneled to consider the evidence we provide.”
According to ABC 13 in Houston, that has not happened.
“The Houston Police Department said on Thursday it has not received any documentation of evidence from attorney Tony Buzbee.
Buzbee announced on Sunday night that his team would be “submitting affidavits and evidence from several women” on Monday, March 22. The police department told Eyewitness News on Thursday that so far, nothing has been received.”
No new lawsuits have been filed since the total reached 16 on Tuesday.
The quarterback’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, said in a statement that his law firm has “strong evidence” showing that one of the lawsuits alleging sexual assault is false and that it “calls into question the legitimacy of the other cases as well.”
Hardin added that he believes “any allegation that Deshaun forced a woman to commit a sexual act is completely false.”
Hardin said that Buzbee has “orchestrated a circus-like atmosphere by using social media to publicize 14 ‘Jane Doe’ lawsuits,” and that the lawyer has also refused Hardin’s requests “to confidentially provide the names of the plaintiffs so we can fully investigate their claims” against the Houston Texans quarterback.
“In January of this year, a woman attempted to blackmail Deshaun by demanding $30,000 in exchange for her ‘indefinite silence’ about what she stated was a consensual encounter,” the statement said.
Of the 16 alleged incidents, all but two took place in the Houston area, with one allegedly happening at Watson’s home.
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