30 women alleging sexual misconduct against Deshaun Watson settle claims with Houston Texans organization
All of the women who have made, or intended to make, claims against the Houston Texans organization for its alleged role involving the reported sexually misconduct of former Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson have resolved their claims, Houston attorney Tony Buzbee announced Friday. The terms of the settlements, to include the amounts paid each, are confidential.
‘Incredibly damning’: Lawsuit filed against Houston Texans for ‘enabling’ Deshaun Watson’s alleged behavior during massage therapy sessions
Despite recently settling civil lawsuits for 20 out of 24 women who filed against NFL quarterback Deshaun Watson, attorney Tony Buzbee is also filing against the Houston Texans for allegedly “enabling” Watson’s reported inappropriate behavior during massage therapy sessions.
Deshaun Watson settles 20 civil suits, faces NFL suspension
A person familiar with the NFL's investigation tells The Associated Press that Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson's decision to settle 20 of 24 civil lawsuits filed against him for sexual misconduct may not dissuade the NFL from giving him a lengthy suspension.
‘Defcon 1′: Two more lawsuits to be filed against former Texans QB Deshaun Watson, bringing total to 26, sources say
Legal woes continue for former Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson as attorney Tony Buzbee is in the process of filing two more lawsuits against the embattled NFL star, bringing the total number to 26, KPRC 2 has learned.
Grand jury declines to indict Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, determining he should not be charged with a crime
A grand jury on Friday declined to indict Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson following a police investigation sparked by lawsuits filed by 22 women who have accused him of harassment and sexual assault.
Dolphins say they were doing 'due diligence' on Watson
Miami considered making a trade with Houston for Deshaun Watson but did not ask his accusers to sign nondisclosure agreements in the hopes of resolving the sexual assault and misconduct cases against the embattled quarterback, Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said Wednesday.
Texans QB’s sex assault cases highlight concerns amid #MeToo
Lawyers fighting sexual assault allegations against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson face a predicament: Defending their client means working to discredit the claims of 22 women who are more likely to be believed four years into the #MeToo movement.
The Most Questionable Part of Rusty Hardin's Defense Strategy For Deshaun Watson
Attorney Rusty Hardin's defense of Deshaun Watson in the civil suits filed against him, for now, appears to be centered around six basic inconsistencies between the plaintiffs' lawsuit stories and the corroborations of others close to the plaintiffs and/or the massage sessions.houstonpress.com
1 Texans QB accuser drops suit, citing privacy, security
One of the 23 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment has dropped her case, citing privacy and security concerns after some of the women were ordered to make their names public following court hearings last week.
Woman alleges she was terrorized by assault from Texans QB
The first woman to accuse Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment in a lawsuit has spoken publicly, alleging she was terrorized by her encounter with the NFL player and he needs to be held accountable for his actions.
After accuser speaks, Watson’s attorney says her lawyer asked for $100,000 settlement before lawsuit filed
Tony Buzbee is holding a press conference Tuesday to discuss the nearly two dozen lawsuits that have been filed by women accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of assault and harassment.
18 massage therapists who worked with Deshaun Watson cast doubt on accusers’ stories
AdDuring the massage, Deshaun was more comfortable using a towel than draping sheets over the table; this isn’t unusual at all. In these roles, she has performed extensive tissue work and body manipulation on professional athletes for the past decade. I don’t believe they are being truthful.”Kaleigh GalindoGalindo has been a licensed massage therapist since 2018. She is certified in lymphatic drainage massage, prenatal massage, oncology massage, decompression (cupping), Graston technique and cryotherapy. Before the appointment, he laid out what he wanted in very clear terms: he was only interested in a professional massage.
Four More Lawsuits Filed Last Friday Against Deshaun Watson
^ Keep Houston Press Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. Support UsOn Tuesday of last week, Deshaun Watson's camp finally spoke out in something other than haphazard supportive tweets and answers in press conferences (whose purposes had nothing to do with Deshaun Watson). More recently, former teammate Will Fuller and Watson's college coach Dabo Swinney both spoke out in general support of Watson as FRIENDS, as opposed to taking a side in the lawsuits. Meanwhile, the NFL is moving on, with a Watson trade unlikelyOver the last two NFL drafts, 2019 and 2020, we'd seen exactly ZERO trades involving a top six overall pick in the draft. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 26, 2021Wow, can you imagine the rampant Watson speculation that would be going on, if we didn't have these lawsuits hanging over his head?houstonpress.com
4 more women file lawsuits against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, attorney says
HOUSTON – Rusty Hardin, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson’s attorney, has confirmed that the athlete been sued by four more women bringing the total number of lawsuits to 20. Attorney Tony Buzbee first posted about the four additional lawsuits Friday evening on Instagram. The incidents cited in the suits are said to have occurred between March 2020 and March 2021. Watson is a star quarterback for the Houston Texans. Note that none of the women are identified by name in the lawsuits.
EXCLUSIVE: Sources share copy of NDA that 1 of Deshaun Watson’s accusers says player sent to her
A portion of the document provided to KPRC 2 by sources is highlighted in this graphic. HOUSTON – Sources shared with KPRC 2 a non-disclosure agreement that Deshaun Watson sent to one of his accusers on Thursday night. While nothing on the form is filled out, it has the name Deshaun Watson typed in at the top. Maybe you don’t want that extra signed copy circling.”The woman accuses Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct. If that proves true, Wice said a non-disclosure agreement would not hold up.
The name ‘Jane Doe’ appears to be a hardship for Deshaun Watson’s defense team
HOUSTON – The name Jane Doe has become to be a hardship for the defense team for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Watson is accused of contacting these women, many of who are licensed massage therapists, on Instagram, according to the lawsuits. “Over the course of the last ten days, Deshaun Watson must feel like a hitchhiker in a west Texas hailstorm. “…in the one case in which we have been able to identify a plaintiff, we have strong evidence showing the allegation is false,” said Watson’s defense attorney Rusty Hardin. “I think it’s a double-barreled shotgun that Deshaun Watson finds himself facing right now.
5 things for Houstonians to know for Wednesday, March 24
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Here are things to know for Wednesday, March 24:1. “We certainly don’t want to lose that momentum that we’ve had,” said state health department spokesman Chris Van Deusen. Police said officers responded accordingly but changed their posture once they realized Evans was asleep in her room when they entered. I don’t feel safe for any child that goes to that gym,” said a parent who didn’t want to be identified. In the declaration, Watson’s manager claims the woman wanted $30,000 in exchange for her “indefinite silence.”Read more.
Does Rusty Hardin's Statement Mean Watson Trade Talks Back On?
Support UsAnother day, another lawsuit against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. 3 of the 16 filed, was actually a consensual encounter that ended up in an extortion attempt. I am the marketing manager for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, and have had this role for more than three years. In mid-January 2021, I spoke with an individual who I believe is the Plaintiff, identified as “Jane Doe,” in Jane Doe v. Deshaun Watson, Cause No. I do not believe him capable of the conduct that “Jane Doe” has anonymously accused him of in this case.houstonpress.com
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Rusty Hardin fires back at Deshaun Watson lawsuits The statement claims one of the accusers asked for $30,000 to remain silent. The most amazing furniture designed by local Houston artisans Check out what Houston furniture artisans are working on and take home something no one else...chron.com
Attorney: At least 1 of Deshaun Watson’s accusers attempted to blackmail him
HOUSTON – At least one of the women who has accused Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of assault attempted to blackmail him earlier this year, according to the football player’s attorney. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”Declaration by Watson’s managerThe following is the declaration from Bryan Burney, Watson’s manager, as released by Hardin:1. In mid-January 2021, I spoke with an individual who I believe is the Plaintiff, identified as “Jane Doe,” in Jane Doe v. Deshaun Watson, Cause No. During my discussions with Ms. Doe, I questioned the factual basis for the “settlement” that she was requesting from Deshaun. I do not believe him capable of the conduct that “Jane Doe” has anonymously accused him of in this case.
Sources: Deshaun Watson had ‘completely consensual’ sexual encounters with ‘some’ of his accusers
HOUSTON – Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson did have sexual encounters with “some” of the women accusing him of sexual assault, sources close to Watson tell KPRC 2’s Vanessa Richardson. Those same sources insist the sexual encounters were “completely consensual.” They also said Watson had “non-sexual encounters” with some of the other accusers, where he was simply given a massage and there was no sexual contact. Watson posted a statement on Twitter after Houston attorney Tony Buzbee announced the first lawsuit. In that statement, Watson vehemently denied any wrongdoing. Buzbee is representing all of the accusers, while attorney Rusty Hardin will represent Watson.
Lawyer: Texans QB's assault suits followed blackmail attempt
FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2020, file photo, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson throws a pass during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Houston. Six more women on Monday, March, 22, 2021, filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment, bringing the total number of such lawsuits against the NFL player to 13. The women, in lawsuits filed in state court in Houston, accuse Watson of exposing himself, touching them with his penis or kissing them against their will while he got a massage. All of the women who have sued Watson are either licensed massage therapists or worked in a spa or similar business. Hardin said the attempt to blackmail Watson “calls into question the legitimacy of the other cases as well.
Watson Sued By Fourteenth Woman For Sexual Assault During Private Massages [UPDATED]
^ Keep Houston Press Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. Support UsThe tidal wave of sexual misconduct accusations against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson continued Monday night as an additional woman sued Watson for allegedly assaulting her during a private massage. Fourteen women have now sued Watson over similar incidents during encounters with him. One woman described in detail how Watson allegedly forced her to perform oral sex on him during a private appointment. We do not take these allegations lightly,” Hardin wrote.houstonpress.com
4 more women sue Texans QB Watson alleging sex assault
FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2020, file photo, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson throws a pass during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Houston. Watson has been sued by four more women who accuse him of sexual assault and harassments. (AP Photo/Matt Patterson, File)HOUSTON – Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has been sued by four more women who accuse him of sexual assault and harassment. None of the seven women, who have sued separately but are all represented by Houston lawyer Tony Buzbee, are identified by name in the lawsuits. Hardin's statement said he is “extremely proud to represent Deshaun Watson and wholly stand behind him."
Attorney claims murder charge against HPD officer in Harding Street case is politically motivated
HOUSTON – A lawyer who is representing one of the officers charged in connection with the deadly Harding Street police raid claimed Tuesday that the charge is politically motivated. Gallegos was one of six Houston officers who were newly charged in the case Monday. He said the grand jury declined to hear from Gallegos before handing up the indictment. You can watch a replay of Griffith’s news conference below:Ogg respondsOgg said in a written statement that a grand jury made the determination to charge Gallegos. With two police officers now charged with murder, Houstonians are finally getting the truth about what really happened on Harding St.”