Deshaun Watson liked bringing his own towel to massages, and for good reason.
According to the latest reports from USA Today, the Cleveland Browns QB would bring a small to medium sized towel with him when getting massages instead of using a regular one that would be supplied to him.
Defense lawyer Tony Buzbee claimed that him bringing his own personal towel to massage sessions is evidence of his intent for sex.
“This is the towel I’m gonna use,” Watson said he told a massage therapist in March 2020, according to the deposition transcript obtained by USA TODAY Sports.
This practice isn’t normal and is not advisable, according to a massage and spa industry expert contacted by USA TODAY Sports. Professional spas and massage therapists typically provide their own draping for clients. That draping also is usually large enough to make sure there isn’t any unwanted exposure if the clients are nude or in their underwear underneath.”
Watson recently got sued for sexual misconduct by a 24th massage therapist, and the details of the suit are graphic. The alleged incident accuses him of masturbating and non-consensually ejaculating on a woman who was giving him a massage in August 2020 at the woman’s apartment.
“At the beginning of the session, Watson did not want to use the draping that is typically used in a massage,” the suit states.
“Instead, he requested a small towel. Watson also insisted on starting the massage with him lying face up,” it continues.
The attorneys for the accusers believe that him bringing his own towel meant he could expose himself as much as possible. They also pointed out that he would be able to take it back with him so the masseuse wouldn’t have any DNA evidence.
“They say his insistence on bringing a personal towel to these sessions is evidence of his intent for sex and not simply a professional massage. Their lawsuits suggest the towel he brought was small enough to make it easy to expose his private parts to these women during these encounters. The attorneys also say he brought his own towel so he could take his towel back with him, lowering the risk of leaving any DNA evidence behind.”
Watson’s lawyers did acknowledge his preference for bringing his own towel.
“He’s always made it clear that for comfort reasons, he wanted the least draping possible that still covered him,” Watson’s lead counsel, Rusty Hardin, told USA TODAY Sports in an interview June 2.
According to the most recent lawsuit, Watson had his masseuse in complete shock with his actions.
“Watson reminded Plaintiff he only wanted her to focus on his upper body and abdomen. He then demanded that she work on his inner thighs and quadriceps. During the massage, Watson’s tone became aggressive as he repeatedly demanded that she go higher and higher into his inner thighs, causing her hand to reach his scrotum,” the suit also claims.
“As Plaintiff attempted to focus on getting the massage completed, at some point, Watson got an erection, causing his towel to fall off. By this point, Watson, was now completely naked and exposed. Watson then started to masturbate.”
“Plaintiff immediately stopped the massage. Apparently responding to look of shock on Plaintiff’s face, Watson said to Plaintiff, ‘Relax. It is okay to touch it.'”
Despite refusing his advances, things only got worse.
“Watson then stood up and continued masturbating more aggressively,” the suit claims. “As he did so, Watson asked the Plaintiff, ‘Where do you want me to put it?’ Plaintiff by this point was in complete shock and could not speak. She froze. Watson quickly ejaculated; some of his ejaculate got on Plaintiff’s chest and face.”
The quarterback made no apology, instead getting dressed and sending the accuser $150 via CashApp.
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