Last week, a lawyer in Texas filed yet another lawsuit against Deshaun Watson, the 25th accusing him of sexual misconduct.
“In the lawsuit filed Thursday in Harris County (Texas), Watson is accused of soliciting the plaintiff over Instagram with a direct message for a massage at a Houstonian hotel room in Texas in December 2020, while he was a member of the (Houston) Texans,” Trotter reported Thursday. “The lawsuit states that during the session, Watson ‘continually pressured (the plaintiff) into massaging his private area’ before he ‘removed his towel’ and ‘offered to let her get on top.’ According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff ‘refused to have sex with Watson, however, he was able to pressure her into oral sex’ and ‘Watson paid (the plaintiff) $300 for her services, although her normal charge was $115 for an hour massage.
Though the new lawsuit was filed under “Jane Doe,” Watson’s lawyers have already filed paperwork arguing that Watson has a right to know who this woman is that is accusing of him of these new actions.
Judge Rabeea Sultan Collier agreed and ruled that the plaintiff who filed a civil lawsuit against Deshaun Watson last week has 24 hours to amend her petition to include her name if she wants to go forward with the suit.
“Today, a Harris County judge ruled that the plaintiff who filed a civil lawsuit against Deshaun Watson last week has 24 hours to amend her petition to include her name if she wants to go forward with the lawsuit.”
This lawsuit comes after 24 other women also sued Watson for sexual misconduct. All but one of those cases were settled. Two grand juries considered criminal cases against Deshaun Watson and voted no charges.
Deshaun Watson was suspended for the first 11 games of the NFL season. He was also fined $5 million and has had to undergo a mandatory treatment program.
Despite another lawsuit against Watson, the NFL is not changing its stance on his suspension.
“Watson’s status remains unchanged,” NFL Chief Spokesman Brian McCarthy told Pro Football Talk via email. “We will monitor developments in the newly-filed litigation; and any conduct that warrants further investigation or possible additional sanctions would be addressed within the Personal Conduct Policy.”
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