News 2 Know: Another lawsuit filed against Deshaun Watson

Good morning from It’s Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Normally, people would be scrambling to get their taxes filed today. However, the IRS extended the tax deadline to May 17 because of the pandemic, but Texans got an extension to June 15 because of February’s winter storm. You can get tips for filing your taxes here.


It’s a dreary start to the day, with mist and patchy fog across the area. We’re expecting scattered strong storms again this afternoon. Another round of storms is expected Friday. Check the 10-day forecast for more details.

Another lawsuit filed against Texans QB Deshaun Watson; one accuser drops her suit

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On Wednesday, another woman filed a lawsuit against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. She makes similar claims as the nearly two dozen women who have sued the football start, accusing Watson of inappropriate touching and harassment during a massage.

This makes 23 lawsuits that have been filed against Watson, but one of the women opted to drop her lawsuit on Wednesday. In a court filing, the woman cites “privacy and security concerns” as the reason for her decision to not pursue the case at this time. The woman did reserve the right to refile the suit once her concerns are addressed.

You can see a timeline of the 22 active lawsuits that have been filed against Watson here.

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Hometown hero – This afternoon, a Houston native will take over command of the International Space Station. Shannon Walker is set to assume command during a ceremony at 2:45 p.m. You can watch live coverage at

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Have a safe and happy Thursday,

Aaron Barker

Senior Digital Editor at

About the Author:

Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.