Deshaun Watson’s lawyer: No attempts to settle cases have been made

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In one of the newest lawsuits filed against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson alleging sexual misconduct during massages, Watson is accused of deleting Instagram messages and contacting masseuses in an attempt to settle cases.

Watson’s lawyer Rusty Hardin issued a statement in response to those allegations on Monday.

“Like a lot of people, Deshaun regularly deletes past Instagram messages,” Hardin said. “That said, he has not deleted any messages since March 15th, the day before the first lawsuit was filed. We categorically deny that he has reached out directly to his accusers in an attempt to settle these cases.”

“Opposing counsel’s continued statements that these cases aren’t about money do not square with the facts in at least two of these cases. It is incredibly irresponsible to continue to make these types of false allegations in this avalanche of anonymous lawsuits, particularly while we are still trying to find out who the accusers are. We will address these issues, and others raised in these cases, in our formal response to the court in the coming weeks.”

Three lawsuits have been filed on Monday, bringing the total to 19. Lawyer Tony Buzbee said this weekend that there were now 20 suits against Watson.

17 responses to “Deshaun Watson’s lawyer: No attempts to settle cases have been made

  1. He should just pay and make them go away….it’s clear it’s all about the money, if not the police would of been involved long ago.

  2. Where’s the evidence? It’s not hard to show deleted posts. Lots of allegations but not a drop of evidence.

  3. Well Mr Defense attorney maybe your client isn’t being straight up with you and he is reaching out to the plaintiffs.

  4. If you think a lawsuit is about to be filed in a few days, deleting the evidence doesn’t look any better.

  5. Tony buzbee better start thinking about getting a decent lawyer for himself.

    I have a feeling this is getting to that point. My spidey sense tells me that something is off about all of this.

  6. Signed affidavits technically count as evidence. Outside of that it wouldn’t make sense to make posts and texts public. It could even result in a case being thrown out for not going thorough the proper channels of discovery. I still have no clue what exactly has happened or will happen in a court room but usually when there is this much smoke there is some sort of fire.

  7. Deleted means removed from view in the Electronic world we all live in. It doesn’t mean it isn’t recoverable from original platform or that the complainant/plaintiff doesn’t have their side of the electrical contacts. I’m still waiting for real new evidence/information & not just more charges in Civil Court. I’m not sure if we will get any in the next year or so, but I’m not going to make my mind up on his guilt based only on numbers of folks willing to sign on with the attorney.

  8. Reminds me of Ricky Williams. Dude getting busted up for something everyone does. He got the idea from NFL circles…

  9. One thing is obvious…one side is lying through their teeth. You can’t tell me that anyone, in today’s world, would think that the simple act of deleting a post means it’s gone forever. So, with that in mind, what would be the point of him erasing the messages? Admittedly, it doesn’t look good for Watson, but it would also be interesting to see some actual evidence. The fact that, now, 18 people have accused him of this, and not one went to the police, or even called the police to report the activity also seems a bit suspect…

  10. I really want to see what the NFL is going to do about the situation, and whether they will suspend Watson, forcing the Texans to pay him his salary for this year. I also am curious whether any team would actually consider trading for him, prior to the conclusion of both the civil proceedings, the NFL investigation, and whether a grand jury might actually indict him.

  11. Technically – yes – an affidavit is a form of evidence, but that doesn’t mean it’s credible.” Using an Affidavit as Admissible Evidence. An affidavit is an admissible evidence, although some courts may require you to testify to the affidavit or they may consider it hearsay. Since hearsay is not admissible as evidence, your affidavit may not be used for evidence if someone objects to it unless you testify.

  12. patrickvwashington says:
    March 29, 2021 at 2:53 pm
    Where’s the evidence? It’s not hard to show deleted posts. Lots of allegations but not a drop of evidence.


    There are 20 witnesses at this point. The pattern of their stories, the sheer number of female therapists being used, their looks, the fact that he has access to these services from his team.

    This is really, really bad. He has to prove that all of them are lying and are in a conspiracy which would be a crime. What’s going to sink him is his trying to explain the pattern of behavior which explains their stories. If even 2 or 3 of the women had told what happened to someone at the time of the incident he’s totally sunk.

  13. The NFL isn’t going to do anything because there is no evidence yet that he did anything other than be very disrespectful and I am putting that nicely.

    If he cuts a check, then maybe. I don’t even know if they do anything if he’s forced to pay these women. It would prove that he paid for it to go away, not that he did anything.

  14. Why is he complaining that the plaintiffs are anonymous when he knows the dates the alleged conduct occurred? Oh yeah, Watson deleted the instagram messages to conceal his behavior.

    The chickens aren’t home yet, but they’re on their way.

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