As the lawsuits against Deshaun Watson pile up, it continues to be clear there is a common thing from the majority of the plaintiffs in regards to the Texans QB.
Watson is under investigation by the NFL as 21 lawsuits have been filed on behalf of women, mostly massage therapists, accusing the Texans’ quarterback of sexual assault and harassment during sessions.
Yet another accuser is bringing up the all-pro QB wanting a specific thing done to him, most notably his butt.
Defendant Watson inquired about Plaintiff by reaching out to a yoga instructor friend of hers via Instagram on July 7, 2020, via direct message. He requested suggestions for a massage therapist that the yoga instructor would recommend in the area.
When asked if he wanted a male or female massage therapist, Watson specifically requested that it be a female and requested to see the Instagram pages of the women so he could choose the specific therapist. The yoga instructor provided Plaintiff’s Instagram page, along with others.
He chose Plaintiff and verified her availability for that day. Watson provided his number to the instructor and asked that Plaintiff call or text him as soon as possible. Plaintiff routinely provides professional massages from her business.
Plaintiff had never had any type of contact with Defendant Watson prior to the day she scheduled his massage. Plaintiff had never worked with any athletes from the Texans organization. In fact, Plaintiff initially had no knowledge of who Deshaun Watson was. Once her friend explained who he was, she did some research on him prior to his scheduled session later that day.
Defendant Watson scheduled a Swedish massage with Plaintiff at 5 p.m, for the same day they were were put in contact. Once he arrived at her business location Plaintiff asked him if he had any previous surgeries or whether he was experiencing pain.
Defendant Watson answered in the negative, and made clear he was only looking for a massage to relax his muscles. Plaintiff started the massage with Defendant Watson face-down on the table; within ten minutes into the massage Defendant Watson told Plaintiff he did not want a massage on his back or legs.
Instead, Watson aggressively dictated how the massage was to go from that point on. Watson told Plaintiff to focus only on his glutes. Plaintiff complied, as it is typical to have pain in the glutes due to the sciatic nerve.
Once she had completed massaging Defendant Watson’s glutes, she attempted to work back up to his back. He again told her he did not want her working on his back and requested she penetrate his anus with her fingers and to massage him there. Plaintiff was shocked and confused.
Plaintiff informed Defendant Watson that she could not do that and would not do that.
Watson again aggressively demanded that Plaintiff stick her fingers into his anus. When Plaintiff responded no again, Defendant Watson realized that Plaintiff was not going to entertain his sexual advances, and stated that the massage was done.
Plaintiff felt extremely uncomfortable and intimidated by Watson’s behavior and requests. The massage lasted no more than thirty-five minutes. Plaintiff left the room so Defendant Watson could dress. He came out, paid for the massage and then left. Plaintiff felt violated, degraded and disgusted.
Although Plaintiff seeks minimal compensatory damages, it is to be noted that Plaintiff has suffered mental anguish as a result of Watson’s behavior. Plaintiff continues to replay the scenario over and over in her head. Plaintiff is beside herself about the treatment of Defendant Watson towards her and the clear disrespect and abuse for her as a woman in her profession.
On Monday, Watson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, said in a statement that Watson has not deleted any Instagram messages over the last two weeks and “categorically” denied that his client contacted any of the women directly.
“Like a lot of people, Deshaun regularly deletes past Instagram messages,” Hardin said. “That said, he has not deleted any messages since March 15th, the day before the first lawsuit was filed. We categorically deny that he has reached out directly to his accusers in an attempt to settle these cases.”
Watson has publicly denied any wrongdoing, and Hardin said last week that he believes “any allegation that Deshaun forced a woman to commit a sexual act is completely false.”
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