TIMELINE: Accusations against Deshaun Watson span 9 months, including more than 3 months of NFL season

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson throws during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Houston attorney Tony Buzbee’s law firm has filed multiple civil lawsuits against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

In each suit, the plaintiff is identified as Jane Doe. We have taken the cases of the seven plaintiffs and placed them in chronological order based on the timing of the alleged incident, not the order the suits were filed.

Watson is represented by attorney Rusty Hardin. Watson’s only response to the allegations came on March 16 when he posted on social media that he had “never treated any woman with anything other than the utmost respect” and that “this isn’t about money for me -- it’s about clearing my name, and I look forward to doing that.”

On March 19, Hardin issued this statement: “I’m extremely proud to represent Deshaun Watson and wholly stand behind him against what we believe are meritless allegations. However, we will wait to comment in detail until we’ve completed our review of the numerous, evolving allegations from Mr. Buzbee. We will respond next week and ask you to keep an open mind until we do so.”

Here is the timeline of alleged events including those listed in the lawsuits as occurring during the NFL season.

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 1

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-15324 / Court: 113
FILE DATE: March 16, 2021
The plaintiff in this lawsuit is described as a licensed massage therapist who owns and operates her own massage therapy business and works from her home. She reportedly markets her business through Instagram and has been in business since 2018. According to the suit, Watson allegedly solicited plaintiff for a massage at her house in March 2020. The lawsuit alleges Watson made contact initially through Instagram direct message to express interest in the plaintiff’s services. The plaintiff is an individual residing in Texas.
DATE OF ALLEGED INCIDENT: March 30, 2020 (Monday)

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 2

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-16370 / Court: 151
FILE DATE: March 22, 2021
In this lawsuit, a Houston woman, who said she is a licensed esthetician, accused Watson of civil assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress during an encounter in April of last year. According to court documents, Watson is accused of harassing the woman, inappropriately touching her and exposing himself to her.
DATE OF ALLEGED INCIDENT: April 19, 2020 (Thursday)

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 3

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-16903 / Court: 061
FILE DATE: March 23, 2021
The plaintiff in this lawsuit is described as a licensed and certified professional who offers body conditioning fitness and wellness therapy services. She reportedly markets her business through Instagram and obtains clients that way and has done so for several years.. The lawsuit alleges Watson exposed himself to her and forced her to touch him during a massage session. The plaintiff is an individual residing in Texas.
DATE OF ALLEGED INCIDENT: May 28, 2020 (Thursday)

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 4

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-15940 / Court: 164
FILE DATE: March 18, 2021
The plaintiff in this lawsuit is described as a licensed sport massage therapist who works with athletes and owns her own business. She reportedly markets her business through Instagram and word-of-mouth referrals and has been in the business for approximately 11 years. The lawsuit alleges Watson made contact initially through Instagram direct message to express interest in plaintiff’s services and then spoke with her on the phone. The plaintiff is said to have scheduled a massage session with Watson at a spa in Houston. The plaintiff is an individual residing in Georgia.
DATE OF ALLEGED INCIDENT: June 2, 2020 (TUESDAY)

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 5

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-18777 / Court: 152
FILE DATE: March 30, 2021
The plaintiff in this lawsuit is described as a licensed massage therapist in Arizona. She accused Watson of intentional infliction of emotional distress. She alleged Watson contacted one of her friends who is a yoga instructor and asked her to recommend massage therapists. She said Watson eventually sent his number to the yoga instructor and asked her to pass it along to her friend. She accused Watson of making inappropriate sexual requests during the 35-minute massage and leaving once he realized she would not entertain his requests.
DATE OF ALLEGED INCIDENT: July 7, 2020

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 6

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-18794 / Court: 127
FILE DATE: March 30, 2021
The plaintiff in this lawsuit is described as a licensed massage therapist in Houston. She accused Watson of civil assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress. She alleged Watson initially contacted her via Snapchat. She accused Watson of exposing himself to her, inappropriately touching her and coercing her to perform a sexual act.
DATE OF ALLEGED INCIDENT: July to September 2020

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 7

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-16650 / Court: 152
FILE DATE: March 22, 2021
In the lawsuit, the woman said Watson contacted her via Instagram and requested a massage from her in July of last year in Beverly Hills. The woman accused Watson of becoming aggressive during the massage and later exposing himself to her, according to the lawsuit. In the lawsuit, the woman said Watson contacted her via Instagram again in December but she ignored his message. The plaintiff is an individual residing in California.
DATE OF ALLEGED INCIDENT: July 15, 2020

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 8

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-16420 / Court: 334
FILE DATE: March 22, 2021
The plaintiff in this lawsuit is described as a professional who offers various wellness therapies. The suit states Watson set up an appointment with her via Instagram and direct message. The lawsuit alleges Watson assaulted and harassed her by exposing himself to her. The plaintiff is described as an individual residing in Texas.
DATE OF ALLEGED INCIDENT: Aug. 2, 2020 (SUNDAY)

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 9

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-16298 / Court: 129
FILE DATE: March 22, 2021
The plaintiff in this lawsuit is described as a person who offers bodywork and stretch therapy services. The suit states she was taking classes in hopes of becoming a licensed massage therapist one day. The lawsuit alleges Watson assaulted the woman and tried to force her to perform oral sex on him. The plaintiff is a woman who lives in Texas.
DATE OF ALLEGED INCIDENT: Aug. 17, 2020 (MONDAY), also June 2020 (exact date not given)

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 10

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-15536 / Court: 295
FILE DATE: March 17, 2021
The plaintiff in this lawsuit is described as a masseuse who owns her own massage therapy company in Atlanta, Georgia. The suit states she is a single mom who markets her business through Instagram and also has a website for her business. She has reportedly been in business since 2019 and routinely provides services in people’s homes and hotels. The lawsuit alleges Watson made contact initially through Instagram direct message to express interest in the plaintiff’s services. Watson allegedly asked for a massage from the plaintiff in August 2020 and then a massage was scheduled to take place at The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa, where Watson told plaintiff he had his own suite. Watson flew the plaintiff to Houston, according to the court document. The plaintiff is an individual residing in Georgia.
DATE OF ALLEGED INCIDENT: Aug. 28, 2020 (FRIDAY)

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 11

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-15937 / Court: 334
FILE DATE: March 18, 2021
The plaintiff in this lawsuit is described as a licensed esthetician who offers various services such as back treatments and body scrubbing. She has reportedly worked as an esthetician for approximately nine years. The suit indicates the spa where she works scheduled Watson for treatment with the plaintiff. Watson also allegedly contacted the plaintiff directly to book an appointment. This lawsuit details two incidents. The plaintiff is an individual residing in Texas.
DATE OF ALLEGED FIRST INCIDENT: Sept. 9, 2020 (WEDNESDAY)
DATE OF ALLEGED SECOND INCIDENT:
October 2020 (EXACT DATE NOT NOTED IN SUIT)

HOUSTON TEXANS GAMES

  • TEXANS WEEK 1: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 @ KANSAS CITY, LOSS 34-20
  • TEXANS WEEK 2: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 VS BALTIMORE, LOSS 33-16

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 12

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-15943 / Court: 129
FILE DATE: March 18, 2021
The plaintiff in this lawsuit is described as the owner of a fitness company and single mom who markets her business through Instagram. This suit alleges Watson made contact initially through Instagram direct message to express interest in the plaintiff’s services. The plaintiff reportedly provides professional services at a Houston salon, where she rents out a room. The plaintiff is an individual residing in Georgia.
DATE OF ALLEGED INCIDENT: Sept. 24, 2020 (THURSDAY)

HOUSTON TEXANS GAMES

  • TEXANS WEEK 3: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 @ PITTSBURGH, LOSS 28-21
  • TEXANS WEEK 4: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 VS MINNESOTA, LOSS 31-23
  • TEXANS WEEK 5: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 VS JACKSONVILLE, WIN 30-14
  • TEXANS WEEK 6: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 @ TENNESSEE, LOSS 42-36
  • TEXANS WEEK 7: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 VS GREEN BAY, LOSS 35-20 (*THIS GAME OCCURED IN BETWEEN ALLEGED INCIDENTS INVOLVING JANE DOE #6)
  • TEXANS WEEK 8: BYE WEEK (NOV 1)

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 13

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-16919 / Court: 157
FILE DATE: March 23, 2021
The plaintiff in this lawsuit is described as a person licensed in body contouring and skin tightening services. Watson allegedly exposed himself and tried to force her to touch him. She reportedly is a single mom who works for a spa in Houston. The suit alleges Watson was assigned to her by her boss for a massage at a spa and could possibly have to sign a non-disclosure agreement. She said she did not eventually have to sign an NDA. The plaintiff is described as an individual residing in Texas.
DATE OF ALLEGED INCIDENT: Oct. 8, 2020 (Thursday)

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 14

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-15938 / Court: 152
FILE DATE: March 18, 2021
The plaintiff in this lawsuit is described as the owner and operator of a bodywork and stretch therapy business in Houston. Watson allegedly asked for treatment from the plaintiff in October and November 2020. She reportedly is a single mom who markets her business through Instagram and had been in business six months prior to meeting Watson. The suit alleges Watson made contact initially through Instagram direct message to express interest in the plaintiff’s services. The plaintiff provides treatments out of her office, according to the court document. The plaintiff is an individual residing in Texas.
DATE OF ALLEGED FIRST INCIDENT: Oct. 19, 2020 (MONDAY)
DATE OF ALLEGED SECOND INCIDENT:
Around Nov. 2, 2020 (MONDAY)

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 15

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-18074 / Court: 190
FILE DATE: March 29, 2021
The plaintiff in this lawsuit is described as a licensed massage therapist in Houston. She accused Watson of assaulting and harassing her during a massage by exposing himself to her and inappropriately touching her.
DATE OF ALLEGED FIRST INCIDENT: October 2020

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 16

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-18045 / Court: 334
FILE DATE: March 29, 2021
The plaintiff in this lawsuit is described as a flight attendant and massage therapist who was a massage therapy student at the time of the alleged incidents. Watson allegedly asked for treatments on two occasions in November 2020. The suit alleges Watson made contact initially through Instagram direct message to express interest in the plaintiff’s services. The plaintiff provided the treatments at her mother’s house in Pearland
DATE OF ALLEGED FIRST INCIDENT: Nov. 6, 2020
DATE OF ALLEGED SECOND INCIDENT: Nov. 10, 2020

HOUSTON TEXANS GAMES

  • TEXANS WEEK 9: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 AT JACKSONVILLE, WIN 27-25
  • TEXANS WEEK 10: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT CLEVELAND, LOSS 10-7
  • TEXANS WEEK 11: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 VS NEW ENGLAND, WIN 27-20
  • TEXANS WEEK 12: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26 AT DETROIT, WIN 41-25
  • TEXANS WEEK 13: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 VS INDIANAPOLIS, LOSS 26-20
  • TEXANS WEEK 14: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 AT CHICAGO, LOSS 36-7
  • TEXANS WEEK 15: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 AT INDIANAPOLIS, LOSS 27-20
  • TEXANS WEEK 16: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27 VS CINCINNATI, LOSS 37-31

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 17

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-19642 / Court: 127
FILE DATE: April 5, 2021
In the lawsuit, a licensed esthetician who “owns her own company offering skincare and other therapy sessions” in Houston claims Watson “assaulted and harassed (her) by touching her with his (private area) and exposing himself to her.”
DATE OF ALLEGED INCIDENT: Nov. 9, 2020

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 18

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-15613 / Court: 152
FILE DATE: March 17, 2021
The plaintiff in this lawsuit is described as a licensed massage therapist who works for herself as an independent contractor and had just graduated from chiropractic school in Houston prior to the alleged incident. The suit states she has been in business since 2018. The lawsuit alleges Watson made contact initially through Instagram direct message to express interest in the plaintiff’s services in December 2020. The plaintiff is an individual residing in Oregon.
DATE OF ALLEGED INCIDENT: Dec. 28, 2020 (MONDAY)

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 19

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-18047 / Court: 270
FILE DATE: March 29, 2021
The plaintiff in this lawsuit is described as a licensed massage therapist in Houston. She said a mutual friend referred Watson to her for a massage. She accused Watson of assaulting and harassing her by exposing himself to her and inappropriately touching her.
DATE OF ALLEGED INCIDENT: Sometime in 2020

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 20

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-16372 / Court: 164
FILE DATE: March 22, 2021
The plaintiff in this lawsuit is described as a licensed massage therapist who offers various massage services and owns her own business in Houston. The suit states she markets her business through Instagram and has been in business for a number of years. The lawsuit alleges Watson harassed and assaulted her. The plaintiff is an individual living in Texas.
DATE OF ALLEGED INCIDENT: January 21, 2021 (MONDAY)

CIVIL LAWSUIT: JANE DOE NO. 21

Full civil lawsuit for this case can be found here.

CASE: 2021-16301 / Court: 165
FILE DATE: March 22, 2021
The plaintiff in this lawsuit is described as a businesswoman who owns her own massage therapy business in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The suit states she markets her business through Instagram Watson made contact initially through Instagram to express interest in the plaintiff’s services in March 2021. The lawsuit alleges Watson assaulted and harassed her by touching her with his penis and exposing himself. The plaintiff is described as a person who lives in Georgia.
DATE OF ALLEGED INCIDENT: March 4, 2021 (THURSDAY)