Another woman has filed a lawsuit against Deshaun Watson, bringing the number of civil suits accusing the Cleveland Browns quarterback of misconduct, including in some cases sexual assault, to 23.
However, what was lost in the news was that another woman plans to make that number 24, according to Attorney Tony Buzbee.
“Watson will deny all allegations, as he has throughout this process. But the total number will become two dozen.
Although Watson’s lawyers want to make Buzbee the focal point of the suggestion that it’s all embellished, exaggerated, and/or fabricated, it becomes very difficult for Buzbee, if he’s indeed holding together 24 women with meritless claims, to keep them from eventually getting wobbly. From complaining among themselves or to others that they thought it was going to be a quick and easy payday, that it’s all taking too long, and/or that they “didn’t sign up for this,” something along those lines would have surfaced by now. However, there’s been no indication whatsoever of a fracture or fissure among the plaintiffs who are suing Watson.”
The 23rd lawsuit we know is coming from Nia Smith, a professionally licensed cosmetologist in Texas, who alleges she had three encounters with Watson starting in 2020 and stated his behavior “grew worse during every massage.”
The Cleveland Browns QB allegedly asked the plaintiff to massage inside his anus, exposed his erect penis, tried to grab the plaintiff’s buttocks, touched her between her legs and repeatedly requested sex in incidents spanning three sessions, the lawsuit alleges.
Nia stated in an interview last year with Tasha K that Watson had precum coming from his penis that fell onto his chest that he tried to get her to rub multiple times.
Smith alleges that she was completely traumatized by her interactions with Watson and quit her job at the salon. She ultimately changed her mind about filing a civil suit after watching a segment about the lawsuits last week on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” according to the suit.
After being traded to the Browns, the team rewarded him with a five-year, fully guaranteed $230 million contract.
“The things that are off the field right now that came up caught me by surprise because I never did anything that these people are alleging,” he said at a news conference introducing him to the Browns in March.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.