24th lawsuit is officially filed against Deshaun Watson

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As expected, a 24th lawsuit has been filed against Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson.

The paperwork officially has been submitted. Attorney Tony Buzbee issued the following statement.

“Today we filed the twenty-fourth case alleging sexual misconduct against Deshaun Watson,” Buzbee said. “The allegations made in this new case are strikingly similar to those made by many of the other victims. Lost in the media frenzy surrounding Deshaun Watson is that these are twenty-four strong, courageous women who, despite ridicule, legal shenanigans, and intense media scrutiny, continue to stand firm for what is right. Setting aside the legal wrangling, the complicity of the NFL, or the failures of the criminal justice system, the resounding story that should be told here is that these women are true heroes. I will say again, our entire team is incredibly proud to represent these women, and we look forward to the day when we can lay out their cases in detail in front of a jury.”

PFT has obtained a copy of the complaint. We’ll be reviewing it and summarizing the allegations later today.

If Watson’s lawyers, Rusty Hardin and Leah Graham, issue a statement in response to the latest complaint, we will post it.

18 responses to “24th lawsuit is officially filed against Deshaun Watson

  1. This guy shouldn’t be allowed to play another down in the NFL. Browns should be ashamed of themselves for handing out that contract and putting that 1st year so low so Watson doesn’t lose much if he’s suspended for the season.

  2. If you saw that settlement proposal last fall, you’d sign on too. No skin off their back, just potential to make six figures for doing what we already knew they were doing giving out those “therapeutic massages” off of Instagram, lol.

  3. I remember when it was a big deal when 3 lawsuits were filed. Then it became 7. Are you kidding me. Now it’s up to 24 lawsuits. According to Rusty Hardin, Watson did not commit a “crime.” Fine. But we are culturally being forced to face some kind of human behavior that is no longer tolerable or acceptable in our society. Can we at least admit that? If Watson didn’t commit a crime, why can’t he just say, “Hey, I engaged in this kind of predatory activity and it’s wrong. I learned from this.” I promise you everyone would forgive him. But to deny and claim innocence when clearly something happened is painfully wrong. It’s too bad because the shine on his star has become dulled and extremely shadowy. If this is all about money, it’s even worse.

  4. LMAO….only the Clowns would trade premium draft picks and give this guy $230M GUARANTEED, and the chances of him playing a down are slim to none. Like the great JuJu the Philosopher once said, the Browns is the Browns! The gift that keeps on giving

  5. I read a comment here a few days ago that said, and I paraphrase, that even though the Browns weren’t your team, you always pull for them to win because they are garbage. Always.
    The comment went on to say that since the Watson debacle, that wasn’t true anymore.
    I agree wholeheartedly! It will be great fun to watch Cleveland crash and burn from now on.
    What a P.R. department!

  6. This is going to be a larger PR nightmare for the Browns the longer this drags out. I hope they had some good clauses in the contract based on his legal proceedings. Watson is tainted forever at this point and the signs that will appear in stadiums around the country when (if?) he plays another down will be must-see-TV!

  7. How do you come back from this? There is no amount of victories, that will redeem someone from all of these accusations. The Brown are married to him and Good Luck. Me personally, I do not want to watch him. He needs help.

  8. It’s pretty obvious the Browns structured Watson’s contract to try and mitigate any financial impact of a suspension which is why the league needs to do nothing this year. Let the lawsuits play out, and then if there’s no resolution by the start of next year then step in and take action anyway. That way he isn’t rewarded for his disgusting conduct. Otherwise if he’s suspended this year it means nothing to him financially. He should get a two year suspension minimum. He’s a serial predator who should have his contract voided by the league

  9. Houston played this like grand chess masters. They got out of this dirty situation with zero blame and got a giant haul of picks for a disgraced and soon-to-be-suspended QB. Texans fans must be ecstatic they got rid of O’Brien– who could have never pulled this magic off.

  10. I wonder if those other teams that lost out on the Watson trade sweepstakes are breathing large sighs of relief right now?

  11. 230 million reasons why the owner should be stripped of this team. No one is really that stupid to invest all of that money on a person with this much baggage.

  12. You have to wonder if Hardin running his mouth constantly in public is making plaintiffs come out of the shadows to become part of the lawsuit train.

  13. It’ll never happen but can you imagine Watson getting the Browns to the Super Bowl and the media coverage of THAT?

  14. It’s hard to imagine Watson even being allowed to step onto a football field again, let alone getting the Browns to a Super Bowl. He’s ruined his reputation and his career. How does he possibly come back from this ugly mess?

  15. LOL Browns. 3 1st round picks, $230 million guaranteed and legions of Browns fans selling out all their self respect for…this?

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