Deshaun Watson: 24th woman to sue Cleveland Browns quarterback | NFL News

Deshaun Watson is being sued by a 24th woman

Deshaun Watson is being sued by a 24th woman

A 24th woman is suing Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for sexual misconduct.

The first lawsuit was filed in March 2021, with a flood of additional women also filing complaints the following month to bring the total to 22.

Another woman sued Watson last week since an episode of HBO’s aired Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel the case in detail.

The women all claim that Watson committed sexual inappropriateness during a massage.

He has denied all charges and two Texas grand juries declined to file criminal charges against Watson earlier this year, meaning he will not face criminal charges.

The 24th woman’s case was filed Monday morning in Houston’s Harris County District Court.

“The allegations in this new case are strikingly similar to those of many of the other victims,” ​​Texas attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents the plaintiffs, said in a released statement.

“Lost in the media frenzy surrounding Deshaun Watson is that these are twenty-four strong, courageous women who, despite ridicule, legal shenanigans and intense media scrutiny, stand firm for what is right.

“Apart from the legal wrangling, the NFL’s complicity or the failure of the criminal justice system, the resounding story to be told here is that these women are true heroes.

“I say again, our entire team is incredibly proud to represent these women, and we look forward to the day when we can set out their cases in detail before a jury.”

Rusty Hardin, Watson’s lead attorney, said he was unable to comment immediately on the latest lawsuit. “Our legal team has not had time to investigate this new filing and had not heard her name until today. Deshaun continues to deny that he did anything improper to any of the plaintiffs.”

Watson was the center of a high-profile move to the Cleveland Browns earlier this year

Watson was the center of a high-profile move to the Cleveland Browns earlier this year

The Browns acquired Watson in March through a transaction from the Houston Texans, giving him $230 million in guaranteed money over a five-year deal. The team has not responded to the latest case.

The NFL continues to investigate Watson and has recently concluded interviews with the quarterback. Despite no criminal charges, the league may suspend Watson for violating the league’s personal standards of conduct.