Jasmine Brooks has been trending a lot over the past few days after attorney Tony Buzbee attempted to expose her messages to the world regarding the Deshaun Watson situation.
Buzbee read a statement provided by Jas Brooks that said: “I began providing massage therapy to Deshaun in 2018 and have massaged him at least 40 times since then. I worked with him once or twice a week during the season and as needed during the off season. Early on, he said he wanted me to focus on his hamstrings (he had a trainer that worked on his upper body) and just to work the lactic acid out of his legs. This included the groin, glutes and feet. He never asked me any questions and hardly ever spoke at all. In all that time, I never had a single uncomfortable or inappropriate experience with Deshaun.”
Buzbee claims that the massage therapist sent a direct message that reads as follows: “I told you I stopped working with [Deshaun Watson]. Because I was hearing too much stuff about him messing with other people. . . . He’s been doing a lot in the last three or four months. I even told his ass he needed to be careful because his names getting around. I just hope don’t nobody call me to question me.”
It brought into question whether she knew about his behavior beforehand.
On Wednesday, Brooks, who says she was Watson’s massage therapist for two and a half years, spoke to KHOU 11 in Houston to clear up any confusion about what everybody saw in those messages.
“Deshaun Watson has never asked me for any sexual favors,” she said. “He’s never harassed me. He’s never coerced me into anything at all. He’s always been super quiet. The only conversations we’ve ever had, I’m usually the one initiating the conversation. I feel like I’ve been working on him for so long and I still don’t even really know too much about Deshaun, really, because he hardly talks.”
“I’m really here to stand up for my industry more than to defend Deshaun, as a massage therapist,” Brooks said.
Brooks said her messages were taken out of context when she told a friend that she had stopped working with the Houston Texans QB.
“Really, what I meant was, is Deshaun is working with a lot of people, he’s working with a lot of therapists, and I don’t know those people, I don’t know what they’re doing with him and I just wasn’t comfortable with continuing my work with him,” Brooks told Cannon.
She also told the friend “I even told his a—he needed to be careful Bc his name is getting around.”
Brooks said she was referring to “some sort of personal relationship” with an esthetician that Deshaun spoke to her about.
“Me speaking with Deshaun and telling him to be careful was because I feel like he doesn’t know the intentions of some of these people that he works with, ya know, his personal information has been put on Instagram and I didn’t feel like it was safe for him, for him in his career to, you know, kind of go to anybody,” Brooks explained.
“I don’t see Deshaun as being an aggressor of any sort and I know they’re throwing this word “predator” around. I don’t see him as a predator of any kind,” Brooks said. “He’s always been professional with me.”
Brooks has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in kinesiology from Texas Southern University
Houston police are investigating one criminal complaint against Watson.