Weeks of nothing from Deshaun Watson’s case has ignited like crazy this week as lawyers on both sides are back to fighting with each other online.
Watson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, made headlines this week when he said that Tony Buzbee reached out to him about a potential settlement for his 22 clients.
“While we have never approached Mr. Buzbee about a settlement, he has approached us on numerous occasions in the past about the possibility of a settlement,” Hardin said. “We have made clear all along that there would be no settlement unless the terms are made public and all participants are allowed to speak in their own defense at all times. We want none of the participants – the plaintiffs or Mr. Watson – muzzled by a settlement agreement. Mr. Buzbee does not feel the same.”
Tony Buzbee, who doesn’t go 24 hours without a response, took to Instagram on Friday and fired right back.
“Not that many care about it anymore. But there is a thing called ‘justice.’ And we will find it,” Buzbee wrote in his latest post. “Contrary to what Mr. Rusty says, we haven’t ‘approached them to settle,’ ever. When they approached us they insisted we sign this. We obviously didn’t reach out to them; they begged us via the Texans to mediate. We hold the cards. The truth sometimes or most of the time hurts!!!! We approached them?!? My ass.”
Buzbee made his comments next to an image of the first page of a non-disclosure agreement regarding a mediation process.
Tony Buzbee, who is representing a total of 22 women in a lawsuit against the NFL player, told Houston’s Fox affiliate station KRIV that “eight to 10” of his clients had spoken with police as part of the department’s criminal investigation.