Deshaun Watson massage therapist tries to explain text messages that could hurt Watson’s case

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On March 31, Jasmine Brooks became one of 18 massage therapists who issued statements in support of Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. On April 6, attorney Tony Buzbee attributed to Brooks (without specifically naming her) text messages that seemed to mesh with Buzbee’s contention that Watson acted inappropriately with Buzbee’s 22 clients who have sued Watson.

The next day, Brooks spoke to KHOU-11 about the situation. She didn’t deny sending the messages, which explained her decision to stop providing massages to Watson after two and a half years. The interview with Brooks includes the chain of text messages in question.

The first, from Brooks: “I know i know i know.”

Then from Brooks: “That’s crazy.”

Then from Brooks, “I told u i stopped working with him?”

Next, a response: “Yeah why.”

Finally, four replies from Brooks: “Bc I was hearing too much stuff about him messing with other people. Like other therapist and esthetician’s. He been doing a lot the last 3-4 months. And i even told his ass he needed to be careful Bc his name getting around. I just hope don’t nobody call me to question me.”

In the interview with KHOU-11, Brooks first explained that she stopped massaging Watson because he had been working with so many people. She said that she thought there was a potential liability issue, if Watson were to be injured by one of the various people working on him. “I just didn’t want that on my plate anymore,” she said.

Brooks then was questioned about the text exchange. She first said it was “taken completely out of context” because it was sent not to another therapist but to a friend. (This doesn’t mean the message was taken out of context.) She then addressed the content of the text messages.

“Really, what I meant was Deshaun is, he’s working with a lot of people, he’s working with a lot of therapists. I don’t know these people. I don’t know what they’re doing with him. And I just wasn’t comfortable continuing my work with him. There has been an instance that I know of that me and Deshaun had spoke about with an esthetician and, you know, Deshaun is in a relationship but there was some sort of personal relationship with this person. And me speaking to Deshaun and telling him to be careful was because I feel like he doesn’t know the intentions of some of these people that he works with, you know, his personal information has been put on Instagram, on Instagram platform, and I just felt like it wasn’t safe for him, for him or his career, to just kind of go to anybody.”

That makes sense as to all of her text messages except one: “I just hope don’t nobody call me to question me.” Why does she hope no one calls her to question her? KHOU-11 did, and she freely agreed to speak. And she spoke without hesitation or equivocation.

Common sense suggests that “I just hope don’t nobody call me to question me” means that there’s something she knows or that she’s heard that she doesn’t want to have to disclose regarding Deshaun Watson. That interpretation makes even more sense if, as it appears, the text exchange was sparked by the notion that Watson had been sued for misconduct during massage sessions.

Regardless, it’s now a certainty that Jasmine Brooks will be subpoenaed by Buzbee to testify in up to 22 civil trials, and she will indeed be questioned aggressively, and repeatedly, regarding her text messages.

30 responses to “Deshaun Watson massage therapist tries to explain text messages that could hurt Watson’s case

  1. It just keeps getting deeper for DeShaun Watson, and I’ve noticed there hasn’t been any information leaking out about the police investigation into the complaint that was filed against him, and if that investigation ends with the police finding probable cause to forward it to the D.A then I’d say his career is probably over

  2. Watson will settle civil charges and get a suspension.
    It’s unlikely he will be convicted of criminal charges because it takes more than someone saying “he did it”.

  3. Didn’t Watson’s lawyer admit to a crime when they admitted that there was some consensual sex? I mean what is it called when you exchange money and sex happens? It is obvious why he was going to these places and why he frequented so many.

  4. It really doesn’t take anything more than credible victim testimony that he did it. Just ask Bill Cosby.

    But again that ignores the fact that there are 22 women saying he did it under very similar circumstances.

    I really don’t think he’ll be convicted of anything, but if he weren’t rich, and if he was facing just ONE woman that he admits to having consensual sex with, he might be thinking about a plea bargain. The state offering 1-2 years in prison vs 10-20 years if he loses at trial.

    And those are the facts of how the criminal justice system operates today.

  5. Every day, as more information comes out, this sounds more like Watson paying those women for sex, and less like sexual assault.

    If Watson was paying for sex, he has opened himself up to blackmail and lawsuits, like the ones that are lined up against him, now.

    If Watson was an NFL owner, like Kraft, he’d get a slap on the wrist and that would be the end of it.

  6. I’m getting tired of this. He didn’t rape anyone
    He tried to get some extra at the end of his massage. So what. Sometimes it worked, sometimes he was denied and moved on to the next girl. Most of the time Instagram “massage therapists” are escorts. Feeling uncomfortable is not enough to sue someone. Otherwise these girls should NEVER and I mean never go to a bar or club. Last I heard, full bodymassage means the full body. He wanted to get his money worth as advertised.

  7. All I ever hear on the news is covid and Watson it seems. I miss the days of when it was just another trump tweet

  8. The more these things pile up,the worse it’s sounding for Watson. How can he possibly come out of this unscathed? He’s got serious problems of his own doing.

  9. imonfire2niteoyeah ,

    Someone speaking the truth on this. This comment might get deleted though because I’m agreeing with the only person speaking with common sense here. Anyone with half a brain figured this out three weeks ago when they said he was just happening to get all female massage therapists off Instagram. Google it people. This is a whole community of people who do this, not just Watson.

  10. The statement about her being called and questioned is just her saying, she didn’t want another woman confronting her.

    Nothing more.

  11. imonfire2niteoyeah says:
    April 11, 2021 at 4:21 pm
    I’m getting tired of this. He didn’t rape anyone
    He tried to get some extra at the end of his massage. So what. Sometimes it worked, sometimes he was denied and moved on to the next girl. Most of the time Instagram “massage therapists” are escorts. Feeling uncomfortable is not enough to sue someone. Otherwise these girls should NEVER and I mean never go to a bar or club. Last I heard, full bodymassage means the full body. He wanted to get his money worth as advertised.

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    If only it were 1821, your world view might seem enlightened.

  12. He has put himself and the Texans in a horrible situation. At this point, given the Covid created backlog of civil suits, he is likely not to have this go to trial until very late in 21 and more likely 22. That means this sits in the public eye for at least a year before it is settled. His full NFL punishment can’t be judged until everything is public and settled. He likely doesn’t play football again until September of 23 and by then he will be considered such damaged goods from a publicity perspective that no team will want him.

  13. Just a guess, but I doubt he will be criminally charged. However, he appears to have forced women into sexual activities without their consent. Not only will he pay big time to settle these cases in civil court, but the NFL will have him sit out a year at least.

  14. The head in the sand of some of the people defending Watson is sad.

    You have 22 women saying it wasn’t consensual but even best case scenario as you’re putting it is 22 counts of soliciting prostitution. Now for this best case to work out you have to prove they’re all prostitutes. If not he’s looking at sexual harassment and sexual assault if not more.

    You can’t try and coerce “a little something something” from someone who’s in your employ. That’s sexual harassment at best.

    He’s not going to be able to avoid jailtime and in today’s day and age his career is all but over.

  15. That lame backtrack works well in the neighborhood court, but when a legit lawyer and the threat of jail time for perjury hangs over your head, the pressure causes the truth to come out. Definitely some shady guys on here that apparently were hatched and not birthed by a woman. Nor do they seem to have female relatives. Not every woman wants some dude to put the moves on her despite what you may think. I know I was 100% certain that during rehab for my knee, that the female therapist stretching and bending my knee wasn’t signaling she wanted some snoo-snoo and I didn’t think it’d be a good time to drop an NDA and then ask if she wanted some.

  16. The I want a massage was just a front by Watson for i want more , lets get real .

  17. balt88 ,

    No one is defending him. People are saying some of you are naive as to what this profession entails. There are legit massage therapists and ones who do extra, and that’s part of the thrill is not knowing which do and don’t, and then going into the massage to see what happens. There is a whole thing about etiquette and how these people seek each other out, and all we’re saying is if you learn about it by just doing a quick Google search, you would know that no one needed to be assaulted or coerced. If it’s going to happen, the therapists will make it happen. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. There is a reason that none of these women went to the police until a week ago, long after the incidents happened and that they all jumped on an anonymous basically class action lawsuit. It’s like explaining to little kids that there is no Santa Claus with some of you who are shocked that this is going on. I’ll guess most of you think that the champagne room at strip clubs is where they drink big glasses of champagne too.

  18. Did he ever solicit a man to massage him, if he was addicted to massage. In general it is my opinion that men are stronger and give a better massage.

  19. realfootballfan says:
    April 11, 2021 at 7:02 pm
    balt88 ,

    No one is defending him. People are saying some of you are naive as to what this profession entails. There are legit massage therapists and ones who do extra, and that’s part of the thrill is not knowing which do and don’t, and then going into the massage to see what happens. There is a whole thing about etiquette and how these people seek each other out, and all we’re saying is if you learn about it by just doing a quick Google search, you would know that no one needed to be assaulted or coerced. If it’s going to happen, the therapists will make it happen. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. There is a reason that none of these women went to the police until a week ago, long after the incidents happened and that they all jumped on an anonymous basically class action lawsuit. It’s like explaining to little kids that there is no Santa Claus with some of you who are shocked that this is going on. I’ll guess most of you think that the champagne room at strip clubs is where they drink big glasses of champagne too.

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    Maybe DeShaun Watson thinks that because he’s a rich famous football player that every woman he hires should provide the ‘extra’ service? At this point it is obvious that some women he hired were NOT interested in providing a little extra. Instead of accepting that and going on with his day he aggressively pursued sexual contact. Grabbing a woman’s hand and pulling it towards his privates is certainly not part of the etiquette you describe.

    Watson is also not your average guy. He has a job that only 31 other men currently have. He’s the face of an NFL franchise. At the very best he put himself in a situation that nobody in that position should ever find themselves in.

    If Watson had any brains at all he would have realized his stupidity and just paid off the initial complainant. He’s not thinking with his brain and that tends to get you in trouble.

  20. @realfootballfan and @imonfire2niteoyeah I wish either of you would attach your actual names to your comments because its deeply disturbing.

  21. Have to admit that “esthetician” is a new profession to me so grammar aside, I learned something.

  22. He has an illness. An illness of the mind that is related to sexual gratification through massages with different women. He went from a football player to a sexual predator in the course of 6 months.He needs to be held to full account by the law.

  23. It seems pretty clear, Watson messed up. Simple as that. There should be a penalty for it, has to be justice. Maybe if he fessed up and comes clean he could make reparations and learn. Maybe still have a shot back in the league in 2022.

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