Will other lawsuits be filed against Deshaun Watson?

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The settlement of 20 lawsuits pending against Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson came eight days after attorney Tony Buzbee vowed that two more lawsuits would be filed, pushing the total to 26.

Omitted from Tuesday’s statement issued by Buzbee regarding the settlements is the question of whether those lawsuits will be filed — and whether others will proceed. Indeed, the statement Buzbee issued in response to Watson’s recent press conference suggested that even more lawsuits are coming.

Was that merely bluster in the hopes of settling cases, or was it real? Time will tell.

It’s also possible that the commencement of the settlement process (the final four cases could in theory be settled at any time) has included a wink-nod from Buzbee to Watson’s camp that Buzbee is exiting the business of suing Deshaun Watson. Buzbee can’t make that commitment officially; the rules of ethics prevent lawyers from agreeing to restrict their future practices in order to resolve current cases. But Buzbee can unofficially inform Hardin that Buzbee will focus on other matters.

Still, four cases remain active. There’s no specific reason to believe that others won’t sue. In fact, news of the 20 settlements could provide the impetus for others to try to get what the 20 plaintiffs are receiving.

19 responses to “Will other lawsuits be filed against Deshaun Watson?

  1. There are lawyers not named Buzby who can recruit the other 40 odd women to sue Watson. This will never end until the statute is blown for every one of the possible victims.

  2. Now that people know he is willing to pay of coarse their will be others to come forward to “get theirs”.

  3. This is only the beginning. The man has a serious addiction, is young and highly impulsive, and has millions of dollars at his disposal while working in a powerful industry with the juice to cover up his misdeeds. He’s probably engaged in these “activities” hundreds of times, and I doubt he’ll ever stop since he’s still getting away with it.

  4. Perhaps they’ve been separately but quietly included in the settlement. Since there are no filings yet, I assume they could be settled the way Solis’ should have been handled originally: confidentially and without further embarrassment of Watson.

  5. As I’ve said for months, settling needed to happen. As much as the court of public opinion wanted Watson drawn and quartered, this is the beginning of the end of this sad tale. The other 4 will also settle for more money, Watson will be suspended 6-8 games, and this story will fade into the ether, as predicted. Watson will be known as a serial predator, whether he is or not, however, he’ll continue his career and most likely have the Browns in the playoffs more times than not.

  6. I’m guessing we’ve seen the end of the string of lawsuits. If Deshaun is smart, anything else that comes up should get settled before suits are filed.

  7. axlrush says:
    June 22, 2022 at 8:26 am
    As I’ve said for months, settling needed to happen. As much as the court of public opinion wanted Watson drawn and quartered, this is the beginning of the end of this sad tale. The other 4 will also settle for more money, Watson will be suspended 6-8 games, and this story will fade into the ether, as predicted. Watson will be known as a serial predator, whether he is or not, however, he’ll continue his career and most likely have the Browns in the playoffs more times than not.
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    Sadly, you are probably correct.

  8. Yes, Watson settled with 20. There are many other women with whom he had encounters. They could still file suits, and there is also the NFL punishment to be dealt with. This is far from over. Watson only took a step toward resolving this.

  9. It has happened in the entertainment world many times and there was no questions of why so yes do not be surprised if more come. Most of the one accused paid dearly in the justice world, money world, Watson hasn’t even been addressed by his employer or league office.

  10. Better question is, are there more criminal investigations underway or coming? Methinks this is not just a minor possibility.

  11. Are we going to see late night infomercials like they have for Roundup and Talcum Powder for this BS!?!

  12. It sure seems likely that more may come forward. And anyone thinking Watson will get a slap on the wrist from the NFL is mistaken. The NFL may not care, but they have to appear to care or else they risk alienating female fans.

    My guess is at least a year, possibly two.

  13. Any woman who he hired for one of these shady massages would be crazy not to sue at this point.

  14. I would say no. This well has been tapped dry by Tony Buzbee. I would say the next group of lawsuits against another high-profile player will be right around the corner. The sad truth is Tony Buzbee’s payday will only motivate other lawyers to look for similar situations.

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