HOUSTON – One of the 22 women who had filed lawsuits against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has dropped her lawsuit against the football star.
In a court document filed Wednesday, the woman cites “privacy and security concerns” as the reason for her decision to not pursue the case at this time.
“Plaintiff reserves the right to refile this case once such concerns are addressed,” the court document reads.
A court recently issued a decision that compels attorney Tony Buzbee, who is representing Watson’s accusers, to release the identity of most of the women.
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The women have accused Watson of assault and harassment during massages he received from them. Watson has denied the allegations.
Attorney Rusty Hardin, who represents Watson, said he has received the identities of 21 plaintiffs as of Wednesday afternoon.
According to Hardin, a hearing that had been scheduled for 2pm today was canceled after Buzbee agreed to release the names of all plaintiffs who had formally been known as Jane Does.