23rd woman files lawsuit against Texans QB Deshaun Watson

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2021, file photo, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson walks off the field before the team's NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Houston. Watson, who is accused of sexual assault and harassment in lawsuits filed by 21 women, is being investigated by police after a report was filed regarding the NFL player, officials said Friday, April 2. In a tweet Friday, the Houston Police Department said a complainant had filed a report with the agency about Watson. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2021, file photo, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson walks off the field before the team's NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Houston. Watson, who is accused of sexual assault and harassment in lawsuits filed by 21 women, is being investigated by police after a report was filed regarding the NFL player, officials said Friday, April 2. In a tweet Friday, the Houston Police Department said a complainant had filed a report with the agency about Watson. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

HOUSTON – A new woman has come forward Wednesday alleging sexual harassment from Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. This marks the 23rd lawsuit filed by lawyer Tony Buzbee against the football star in a little over a month.

A court recently issued a decision that compelled Buzbee to release the identity of most of the women who accused Watson of assault and harassment during the massages he received from them. In the latest lawsuit, the woman identified herself, but KPRC 2 is not revealing the names of the victims.

Watson has denied the allegations. While his lawyer, Rustin Hardin, said the sexual acts were consensual.

According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday, the woman, who is described as a freelance make-up artist, accused Watson of exposing himself, touching her inappropriately and groping her, during two encounters in September and November 2020.

She said Watson reached out to her via Instagram regarding massage services. She said while she told Watson she was not an aesthetician, but that she did make oils and could conduct the massage, according to the lawsuit.

Watson requested that the woman come to his home on Sept. 2, 2020, per the lawsuit. She said when she arrived, she informed Watson again that she was not a licensed massage therapist, but he said that was not a problem and requested a Swedish massage.

Since she was not totally familiar with the technique, she said she asked Watson for guidance while she conducted the massage.

“Watson said he would instruct her through the massage, and he had her retrieve baby oil from the restroom because he did not like the oils she brought,” the lawsuit read.


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