Lawsuits against Deshaun Watson reach 21

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Attorney Tony Buzbee had promised 20 assault lawsuits against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. The number has now reached 21.

Via multiple reports, the civil complaints filed against Watson have increased from 19, with two more new lawsuits.

The legal process will unfold with Watson eventually responding to these complaints. One possibility will be to file a motion to dismiss one or more the cases, based on the decision by all plaintiffs to proceed under a pseudonym. Attorney Rusty Hardin has complained on multiple occasions about the fact that the plaintiffs have proceeded anonymously, which could be a clue that an initial attempt to attack these cases on that basis could happen.

If the lawsuits proceed through trial, the litigation could take two full years, or more. Eventually, the NFL will have to decide whether to place Watson on paid leave while the 21 cases (and counting, possibly) work their way through the court system.

20 responses to “Lawsuits against Deshaun Watson reach 21

  1. I know the rule of thumb is innocent until proven guilty, but 21 different cases against Watson, and it’s really hard to believe that he is innocent.

  2. They should’ve traded him for a king’s ransom while they had the chance. This Houston we’re talking about however, so this is par for the course.

  3. Still a cash grab no matter which way you slice it. That attorney refusing to divulge anything to HPD is curious to say the least.

  4. It’s as big of a mistake to automatically assume guilt/liability based upon 21 separate civil lawsuits as it is to assume innocence because the plaintiffs’ lawyer failed to submit evidence to the Houston Police Dept.

  5. Maybe he can keep It in the courts for his NFL career……

    The question is……Is the this guy a serial predator…..

    This is getting a little surreal ……..

  6. Let’s just say for a second that a whole lot of “funny business” occurred. That’s a 100% guarantee, regardless of whether you want to believe any of the women.

    As a celebrity that people love & embrace, do ya think he might try to escape before it’s too late & all of it comes into the light?

    Say… Suddenly decide you will go on a crusade against the team in public? Hmm.

  7. chicagoraiderfan says:
    March 31, 2021 at 11:44 am
    Still a cash grab no matter which way you slice it. That attorney refusing to divulge anything to HPD is curious to say the least.
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    Not really… not when considering Watson’s attorney Mr. Hardin, has a son who is on of the exclusive Command Staff of HPD.

  8. The higher the number of accusers, the worse it looks. 21 women? It looks bad. Really bad.

  9. Another day another lawsuit. We’re way past conspiracies at this point. He should seek to settle these cases immediately, and then embark on the biggest reputation restoration tour of all time so that someday down the road he might get an opportunity to play football again, because at this point it’s looking pretty bleak for his football career. I won’t even begin to try and figure out where all of this goes from a legal standpoint, but from a football standpoint he might be finished

  10. If Watson was playing blackjack he would love to see 21 but he plays football. 21 woman suing him might end his career. One has to wonder how many woman haven’t and will not come forward who might have had similar experiences with him. He was a great football player but in the end he might be remembered more for what happened off the field rather than what he did on the field.

  11. I doubt Watson is entirely “innocent”, but “assault” also seems like a huge stretch.

    The truth is likely somewhere in the middle.

    Either way, getting a potential huge payday without having to even risk people knowing your identity makes this a no-lose situation for these women. Which I’m sure is why they keep popping out of the woodwork.

    It’s gambling with house money.

  12. What a clown show…I obviously dont know the facts of what did or didn’t happen…just like everyone else here…but it just really feels like a cash grab. When you consider that 20+ women were “assaulted” in some way …and no one went to the police then…and have yet to go to the police as of today. If I were truly a victim, my concern would be getting him put in jail..not how much money I can soak him for…

  13. Again, Houston could NOT have traded Watson. All of this came out before the new NFL year and any team could have rescinded the trade.

  14. “In addition to the two new lawsuits, Buzbee posted on Instagram on Tuesday night that he now doesn’t feel comfortable going to the Houston Police Department with any information and that he and his clients “will go elsewhere to provide our evidence to investigative authorities.”

    So the PD told him to put up or shut up, and he’s going elsewhere. The longer this goes the better it looks for Deshaun.

  15. Who in the world gets this many massages? I’ve had like 3 in my whole life. Don’t the trainers do the rehab work from playing?

  16. Im upset the Texans didnt trade him to the freaking Bears a month ago. Damn that would have been awesome.

  17. This increasingly has the stench of a good old shakedown. Is it just a coincidence that all of these women just happened to find the same lawyer to represent them? And if the lawyer had solid evidence, why would he not want to report a serial predator to the police?

    Something smells rotten.

  18. kemp13 says:
    March 31, 2021 at 1:08 pm
    This increasingly has the stench of a good old shakedown. Is it just a coincidence that all of these women just happened to find the same lawyer to represent them? And if the lawyer had solid evidence, why would he not want to report a serial predator to the police?

    Something smells rotten.

    The girl that spoke with SI has a different attorney.

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