Attorney: Five more cases will be filed against Deshaun Watson

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There have been seven lawsuits filed in Texas alleging that Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson committed sexual assault. The attorney that filed the lawsuits said on Friday that more are coming.

At a press conference from his Houston office, Tony Buzbee said that he is now representing 12 women who accuse Watson of misconduct after being hired to give him massages. He said that the five lawsuits yet to be filed allege “the same or very similar conduct” as the seven that have already been put into motion.

Buzbee added that his office has been in contact with 10 other women who have shared similar stories as the 12 women he represents. Buzbee also responded to Watson saying on social media that he and his clients were simply looking for money.

“This case isn’t about money. It’s certainly not about seeking publicity or fame . . . This case is about female empowerment, taking the power back,” Buzbee said.

Buzbee said that one of the masseuses was referred to Watson by a member of the Texans organization and another by his private quarterback coach Quincy Avery. He added that one of the accusations against Watson concerns an incident in the last month and that it happened after Watson was aware of the allegations being made against him.

Buzbee said he’s been contacted by the Houston Police Department and that his office will cooperate with investigations into Watson’s conduct by law enforcement and/or the NFL.

86 responses to “Attorney: Five more cases will be filed against Deshaun Watson

  1. “This case isn’t about money”

    Yet they are strictly civil suits.

    Anyone who still doesn’t believe the Texans organization isn’t behind this is a sucker.

  2. Criminal investigation is going to feel a whole lot different. This dude is in real trouble. Wow.

  3. The higher the number of accusers goes, the worse it looks for Watson. Can’t say whether he is guilty or not until all of the facts come out, but that’s quite the dark side if he did do this.

  4. Far too many claims for it all to be a hoax in my opinion. I will reserve judgment until this is thoroughly investigated, but something is not adding up well for Watson.

  5. Everything is a rush to judgement nowadays. I’m holding off on that until some FACTS come out. So far, that “leaked” text exchange is meaningless, and in no way confirms the tale the lawyer told. It may all be true, and it may all be BS, just have to wait for the facts. Years ago, I might have said all of these accusations point to it being true…However, in today’s world, anything is possible.

  6. All about he said vs. she said, and she said, and she said, and she said, and she said…….One incident would have led public opinion to be questionable but seven? That’s not one incident that’s a pattern of behavior that can’t be dismissed.

  7. What would be the end game for the Texans to be involved in an elaborate smear campaign? If any truth to the accusations they have no QB and they have no trade chip.

  8. “nydre4 says:
    March 19, 2021 at 3:57 pm
    “Anyone who still doesn’t believe the Texans organization isn’t behind this is a sucker.”

    It makes absolutely zero sense to sabotage any chance they had at getting a boat load of compensation for him in a trade, which obviously ain’t happening now. They were in dire need of those draft picks (and possibly players) to re-build.

  9. Truly believe everyone should be held liable and accountable for their actions. Honestly though, why not file criminal charges? I’m holding off judgement until PROOF is shown. And we need to see more in depth text messages

  10. The police are starting to sniff around. This got serious real fast. Yikes

  11. What are the chances that all of these women just happened to go to the same attorney for the same exact reason at the same exact time?

  12. It’s a TRAP! says:
    March 19, 2021 at 4:10 pm
    If true let this scum bag rot in a jail cell
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    This is a civil suit.

  13. This is getting ridiculous. Serial assaulter territory… As odd as it may sound, the more lawsuits this guy brings forward the less I’m inclined to believe it. If true though, my god….

  14. There is no criminal investigation. It’s strictly a money shakedown. Over massages.

  15. Come on it wasn’t too long ago that Robert Kraft and some of the New Enlands front office went to a message parlor not hoping to get a tug but knowing they were going to. But didnt know they were recorded. It’s all soap opera bs. Goodell treating the nfl fans as if we were WWE fans. Fake fake fake.

  16. I will wait for a trial, if and when one actually occurs. As for a reason that someone with the team might be encouraging this: Watson is, or was, insanely popular with Houston fans, and the owner and management of the team were being raked over the coals daily for their mishandling of Watson and the hiring of the coach and GM. They may have thought that a little bad publicity would make it easier on them, and give the team a little cover, if they actually were forced to trade Watson. Unfortunately, when you light a fire, sometimes it gets out of control.

  17. This is beyond disturbing. “Best case” scenario is an organization purposely giving after an employee with fraudulent claims and worst case scenario is serial sexual assault. Whatever way this ends it won’t be good

  18. NYDRE4 I’ve been saying the same thing . Houston is behind it. But there going to wind up with nothing in return. Plus I say were watson goes houston should pay that team. 4 yr. 156 mil. Houston that’s your bad contract you set up. Other teams are not going to take that on plus a whole bunch of draft picks. Not going to happen. You would be lucky if another team would just take on that contract. GOOD LUCK!

  19. Out of nowhere this Buzbee says he has 12 clients accusing a guy previously seen as squeaky clean, and another 10 to come. The way this is going with this showboater makes me actually more suspicious of him than of Watson. I’ll wait for some actual facts.

  20. patswillreign says:

    March 19, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    What are the chances that all of these women just happened to go to the same attorney for the same exact reason at the same exact time?
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    The lawyer made the social media rounds saying if any woman had a similar case he would represent them, and apparently, well there were a lot. It is very common for a single firm to handle multiple suits from multiple parties if the defendant is the same person in these scenarios. He’s a scumbag and the optics of parading online look terrible BUT that doesn’t change a thing about what exactly happened between Watson and these women and whether they should be given the same benefit of the doubt everyone is giving to Watson.

  21. It’s not about money but they’re only seeking money. And they asked for money to keep it quiet before asking for more money.

    But, it’s not about money.

  22. patswillreign says:
    March 19, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    What are the chances that all of these women just happened to go to the same attorney for the same exact reason at the same exact time?
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    Pretty good considering the attorney has publicized the claims and asked other alleged victims to contact him.

  23. You’d think he’d stick with a couple of masseuses that he liked their work but 12 different ones seems odd…

  24. Big Ben got off with a much worse crime..still scratching my head on that one.
    Then again, Zeke gets 6 games for a false accusation from his college season.

  25. i’m sure Houston is NOT behind this.. that’d make ZERO sense

    Not a Kraft fan but going to an asian spa where tub tugs are ok vs going to a legitimate massusse are 2 VERY different things.

    the distubing part is the pattern

    Its not uncommon for sexual cases to go to one attorney.. once one strong lady takes suit others follow becomes they FINALLY feel empowered.. look at the case at michigan state with the sick docs for example..

    I’m sure there is fire behind the smoke at this point

    Looks like a criminal investigation is underway.. by the way… they dont just announce those things.. usually the public finds out about a criminal investigation about the time they have ALL of the evidence they need

  26. Tim says:
    March 19, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    “nydre4 says:
    March 19, 2021 at 3:57 pm
    “Anyone who still doesn’t believe the Texans organization isn’t behind this is a sucker.”

    It makes absolutely zero sense to sabotage any chance they had at getting a boat load of compensation for him in a trade, which obviously ain’t happening now. They were in dire need of those draft picks (and possibly players) to re-build.

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    I don’t believe the Texans are behind this, but I think you’re missing the point of how’d they would benefit. It wouldn’t be about his trade value, it would be to force him to give up on trade and play for the Texans.

  27. For those that think the Texans are behind this. Think about that for a second. The owner(s) Cal and Janice would be putting their entire multi-billion dollar organization at risk. They could lose everything, quite literally. From being forced to sell the franchise to losing their fortune in lawsuits. Why would they do that for a smear campaign for a player that doesn’t want to be here when they could just trade him and start over, raking in tons of picks. There is no scenario that the Texans gain anything by doing this, it would all be risk of losing everything, let alone trade value for Watson.

    And, it’s not uncommon for other women to come out and file if one woman was brave enough to step forward first.

    Watson is up a creek without a paddle right now. He put himself in this position, there is already evidence that he was there at these sessions. He risked his own career and potential lawsuits by hiring so many different women for massages, even breaking covid protocol to fly women in.

  28. No idea if the allegations r true or not but the timing of this smacks of the Texans getting leverage over Watson when the inevitable breakup comes and they start asking for bonus money to be repaid. It’s consistent with Easterby’s intimidation approach in the past.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if that attorney is calling up every massuese in town saying, “we are working on a lucrative case involving misconduct, did u have any misconduct done to you?”

  29. It’s not about money, but it’s a civil suit with no criminal complaints thus far,

    It’s not about publicity but this attorney can’t stay out of the media and is continuously seeking publicity,

    I don’t know if Watson is guilty or being falsely accused but I do know this attorney is annoying.

  30. It does look worse for him the more accusers there are. But I’d find that more compelling if they weren’t all represented by the same lawyer.

  31. For all the people wondering how all these cases end up with the same lawyer: If you’re watching or reading the news, and you just happen to be a masseuse who worked for or had an “encounter” with Watson, and you see all these women have cases that are similar to yours, you get in contact with that lawyer.
    The odd part is that Watson’s used so many different masseuses.

  32. I am amazed at the number of uneducated responses to this story. One attorney representing the plaintiffs. All of the plaintiffs are masseuses. One of the masseuses filed 2 lawsuits. These should get consolidated into a single lawsuit. Buzzbee is abusing the legal system and he knows it. I’m not saying Watson is a great guy. I’m saying this earmarks of vexatious litigation, and if something falls apart here, Buzzbee should be held accountable.

  33. If true, these tendencies are reflective of predatory, sociopathic behavior that probably go back to his time at Clemson…

  34. Sounds like Andy Cuomo 2.0 … starts out as one allegation, then another, then another, and another, etc. until after a while you can’t pretend that “there is nothing to see here”.

  35. Unless they have some kind of video or audio evidence then I don’t see how this ends up being anything more than a he sais she said ending, with Watson’s reputation taking a temporary hit.

  36. Watson is in serious trouble, even if all of the accusations arent true there is enough from him visiting the different women and texting them outside of about things other than massage

  37. I’ll bet of these 12 or is it 22 accusers… that one of them is lying.

  38. Meanwhile they’re 30 woman who have made accusations against Cuomo and recently his aide.
    Funny how that story seems to be hidden from the front pages.

  39. This is starting to resemble the Penn State scandal. You heard about the first couple of cases, and you said “what? that’s crazy”… Then it got worse and worse until finally it exploded, and this is starting to look a lot like that

  40. Wow 12 cases, yet zero called the police to report a crime. 12 out of twelve? The one constant is they all have the same attorney. This smells fishy.

  41. arealisticpackerfan says:
    March 19, 2021 at 5:08 pm
    It’s not about money, but it’s a civil suit with no criminal complaints thus far,

    It’s not about publicity but this attorney can’t stay out of the media and is continuously seeking publicity,

    I don’t know if Watson is guilty or being falsely accused but I do know this attorney is annoying.
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    Very true. But then again, all attorneys are annoying.

  42. Charlie Sheen: You don’t pay hookers for sex, you pay them to go away.

    A masseuse is not a hooker, tey engage in a legitimate vocation. We are not talking about a seedy “massage shop” here. It appears that Mr Watson has gotten into a mess by not controlling his impulses. It’s a sad tale. Repeated far too often.

  43. Masseusegate. Meanwhile, why is no one reporting that this guy has ties to the McNairs? Seems like relevant information.

  44. The number of women (12) coming forward is very concerning. Not to mention 10 more waiting in the wings. It’s hard to believe that Deshaun didn’t go further than the average athlete who gets a massage.

  45. Texans are behind this for sure. If you’re not going to play for us, you’re not going to play for anyone else.

  46. I, like everyone else here, don’t know for sure if these claims are true or not. However, just because no one reported him to the police when they occurred is not evidence that the claims are without merit.

    I’m guessing many sexual assaults don’t get reported. I’m also thinking that many women who are sexually assaulted just want to put the trauma behind them. Or are embarrassed or even afraid (of revenge) of going to the police.

    And don’t give me the, “well, I’d go to the police if it happened to me.” You have no idea how you’d react to something like that.

    It’s possible Watson is innocent. But it’s also possible that all of these claims are absolutely true.

  47. Something sounds fishy ,

    1] A lady travels from Atlanta to Houston “to give a massage”? flight records could prove that , unless she drove :”i doubt it”

    2] A lady said he forced her to give oral sex and she blacked out ….. no police complaint

    3] Not even 1 police complaint on everything he’s accused of

    and also 1 lady said “MORE THAN ONCE” , why return after the first?

    12 ladys now AND NOT 1 POLICE REPORT “sounds fishy”

  48. I thought for sure Watson would have been canceled by now. Seems any mention of wrongthink or even the suggestion that a public figure may be guilty of anything that does not conform the a certain ideology , is grounds for immediate cancelation.

  49. If any of these allegations are true Hardin the attorney for Watson should settle the cases. Then protect his client with a non disclosure agreement!

  50. Texans are behind this for sure. If you’re not going to play for us, you’re not going to play for anyone else.

    Well, he isn’t going to play for the Texans this year either, since he’ll be on the commissioners list all year. So you don’t get his talent on the field, and you don’t get to trade his talent for a massive return. Sounds like a win-win lol

  51. Tim says:
    March 19, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    It makes absolutely zero sense to sabotage any chance they had at getting a boat load of compensation for him in a trade, which obviously ain’t happening now. They were in dire need of those draft picks (and possibly players) to re-build.

    ———————

    Since the very beginning, the Texans have insisted he won’t be traded. Watson threatened to sit the 2021 season. The Texans still insisted he wasn’t being traded. Now this. It will kill any trade value where they can make the argument to him that he can’t be traded. This will also give them the opportunity to void his 2021 salary. This is vindictive on their part. It doesn’t have to make sense, because nothing the Texans have done in recent years has made sense.

  52. Come on PFT, just let us know when a Criminal case is filed. Civil suits are worthless he said/she said money grabs.

  53. The more of these that pile on, the less it looks like the accusers are the ones driving here. There’s no way that all these women (assuming they are all women) decided suddenly to sue him at the same time. If the team referred the masseuse to him, and he assaulted him/her, the team would be sued sued as well, which doesn’t seem to have happened. It seems like either the Texans stopped paying hush money, or otherwise refusing to continue to protect their QB. Or it could be that the team, having sponsored and encouraged this conduct, and everyone is mad now because the money stopped flowing. In any case, it is really hard to see how the team wasn’t at least aware, if not involved. No doubt, there is a middle-aged, wealthy white man behind all of this. Imagine the train wreck of colliding cancel cultures we’re about to witness. This is going to be good.

  54. I don’t know why, but this guy is starting to remind me of Garragos. Who also never produced these piles of damming evidence he kept promising.

  55. This is why teams should be much more careful when picking A QB. Watson nothing more than a criminal.

  56. Well, at least we now know the real reason he wanted out of Houston. These accusations without police records can’t follow him around the country, but he could be served IF he went back to Texas to play in a game. Would of be interesting. His trade value, at this moment, is a pair of gym socks.

  57. Clutch says:
    March 19, 2021 at 6:20 pm
    Send him to the patriots, him and Krafty can hang out.
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    Wow, that is so original, did you come up with it all by yourslef?

  58. I’m no Watson fan and I can’t stand the Texans but this sounds completely phony IMO! 1 woman comes out and files a civil suit and within a few days now it’s up to 12 and possibly 10 more waiting to file suit! 1 or 2 was believable, but 20 something in less than a week or so…I call complete BS!!!

  59. But was he at least wearing a mask during all these massages? That’s the real question that needs to be asked!

  60. I was a masseuse in Houston, probably struggling due to covid, I too would contact the lawyer with some bogus story to get a piece of the pie!

  61. Why must all things be some crazy conspiracy theory? What’s more likely- a person files a lawsuit against Watson, wants a settlement, gets rejected, and after the lawsuit goes public, more victims come forward.

    Or

    The McNairs hire their neighbor to file numerous false lawsuits against Watson in an attempt to smear his reputation? Do you know what would happen if the Texans got caught doing that? The McNairs would be forced to sell the franchise! It’s not only immoral but illegal. Whatever strange reasons you could imagine for them doing this, the cost is so extreme it would make any benefit moot.

    I would guess the dude is a sexual predator, and the Texans have zero to do with that.

  62. So how do you feel about the “glutes” area? OY VEY he’s done, it cant be all these women lying!

  63. The people saying why would the Texans be behind this can’t be serious. Have you been paying attention to what people have been saying about Easterby and how he operates? Dude seems to be legit insane from all accounts. This lawyer is well known in the Houston area and used to live next door to Bob McNair. Hey, but it’s just a coincidence that he’s “representing” what seems to be Instagram models masquerading as message therapists, something I’m sure the team found out about like most teams know most of their players’ activities. The fact that not one person wen to the police out of 25 or whatever it ends up being is yes, very fishy, not normal as some keep trying to say. It’s a clear smear job because he won’t play for them. If he won’t play for them and ruin their team, then he’s going to suffer off-the-f-field. Open your eyes because you idiots are falling for it.

  64. This sounds like an organized smear campaign.
    Let the investigation take place.
    But it smells like a money grab.

  65. sportoficionado says: “Where are the text messages the lawyer said he would be releasing?”
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    Google is your friend. He’s already released screenshots of two of them and a few posters here already made references to them….

  66. I’ve seen a few of you mention how it’s odd that Watson had so many masseuses. I’m just guessing here but isn’t it likely that once a woman didn’t like how Watson behaved he moved on to a new masseuse.

  67. So now the sleeze lawyer says up to 22 women. All coming forward now all of a sudden. This is starting to get comical now.

  68. vlad4impaler says:
    March 19, 2021 at 4:14 pm
    Play stupid games win stupid prizes
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    stupid games like ; hey lady we’ll pay you a lot for you to claim this guy had inappropriate conduct with you (meaning basically NOTHING because no CRIMINAL charges were filed)

    stupid games like ; This organisation is incompetent and I want out – but I signed a contract, so im stuck

    what stupid games – he is in a bad situation but he had a lot of money upfront and they are strong arming him through a civil settlement that was to be paid upfront.

    sometimes, you go along to get along

    How stupid do the Texans look now? His trade value is GONE. He didnt see this set up coming. It doesn’t matter whether its true or not – this dude NEVER had any allegations or history of it – and look at this thread …

  69. Eric says:
    March 19, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    I’ve seen a few of you mention how it’s odd that Watson had so many masseuses. I’m just guessing here but isn’t it likely that once a woman didn’t like how Watson behaved he moved on to a new masseuse.

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    All the more damning for Watson, don’t you think?
    He’s supposedly flying in women from all over the country. He can’t find a qualified one he likes in the Houston area?
    You only buttress my point that this behavior is “odd”.. Especially if nothing is going on.

  70. Let me rephrase, where are the text messages that purportedly corroborate the plaintiffs’ claims? Were they not set to be released today, at least according to statements made by the lawyer?

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