Browns’ Watson facing lawsuit from 23rd woman

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One other lady has filed a lawsuit in opposition to Deshaun Watson, becoming a member of 22 different ladies who’ve accused the Cleveland Browns quarterback in civil circumstances of inappropriate sexual conduct throughout therapeutic massage periods.

On this twenty third civil case in opposition to Watson, the lawsuit states that the plaintiff had her first therapeutic massage periods with Watson in the course of the summer time of 2020 and that his “habits grew worse.” In the course of the third and ultimate therapeutic massage, the lawsuit states that Watson uncovered himself to her, touched the lady between the legs and “repeatedly requested” the plaintiff have intercourse with him.

In line with the lawsuit, the lady modified her thoughts about suing Watson after watching HBO’s “Actual Sports activities with Bryant Gumbel” final week. On that present, two different ladies, Ashley Solis and Kyla Hayes, who’ve additionally accused Watson of inappropriate sexual conduct, criticized the Browns for giving the quarterback an NFL-record $230 million assured contract after buying and selling for him in March.

“It is identical to an enormous ‘screw you,'” Solis instructed HBO.

Leah Graham, considered one of Watson’s attorneys, instructed HBO that Watson has “no regrets as a result of he did nothing incorrect.”

“In that piece, plaintiff was struck by the braveness of the victims keen to step ahead and converse and was extraordinarily displeased by Watson and his authorized workforce’s mistreatment and revictimization of the plaintiffs,” the most recent lawsuit states. “However it was Watson himself claiming that even now he has ‘no regrets’ and has executed nothing incorrect that solidified her resolve. She brings this case searching for minimal compensation, however to acquire a courtroom discovering that Watson’s conduct was incorrect.”

Two grand juries in Texas have declined to pursue legal costs in opposition to Watson, who has denied all wrongdoing. The NFL is investigating whether or not Watson violated its code of conduct coverage and interviewed the quarterback in particular person two weeks in the past as a part of its investigation.

On the NFL’s spring assembly in Atlanta, commissioner Roger Goodell mentioned he thinks the NFL is nearing the tip of its investigation however could not give a timeline for when a ruling may be made.

The Browns didn’t instantly concern touch upon the most recent lawsuit. Tony Buzbee, the legal professional for the 23 plaintiffs, mentioned “different circumstances might come in opposition to” Watson.

“The Watson protection workforce has vilified these ladies and this trigger,” he mentioned in a press release. “Disgrace on them! We look ahead to making an attempt this case in courtroom.”

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