The list of 66 includes the 24 women who have filed lawsuits against Watson, including two in the past week; a woman who sued Watson, but later withdrew her complaint; two women who filed criminal complaints against Watson, but did not prosecute him; at least 15 therapists who issued statements of support for Watson at the request of his lawyers; at least four therapists under contract with the Texans; five women identified by the plaintiffs’ lawyers during the investigation of their civil lawsuits; and at least 15 other women whose dates with Watson were confirmed by interviews and records reviewed by The Times.
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A few of these additional women have spoken publicly for the first time to The Times. A woman, who did not prosecute Watson or file a complaint with the police, told the Times that he persisted in her demands for sex during their massage, including ‘begging’ her to put her mouth on his penis .
The New York Times also reported that the nondisclosure agreement Watson gave some of the women to sign came from Texans director of safety Brent Naccara. The Times reports that the NDA was in Watson’s locker at NRG Stadium days after a woman posted Watson’s phone number on Instagram.
The Texans declined to comment on the NDA, but said in a statement they first learned of the allegations against Watson in March 2021 when the first lawsuit was filed.
The latest lawsuit filed on Monday says the plaintiff massaged Watson twice. The first session, according to the lawsuit, was cut short because “Watson had to leave abruptly after taking a phone call.” The lawsuit says Watson scheduled a second massage a few days later, when the woman said Watson exposed himself and masturbated and “provided no apology or explanation for his conduct.” The lawsuit states that the plaintiff “ceased shortly after massage therapy.”
In a statement on Monday evening, Watson’s attorney Rusty Hardin said: “We are unable to respond to the retrial at this time. Our legal team has not had time to investigate this. new case and had not heard his name until today. Deshaun continues to deny doing anything improper with any of the plaintiffs.”
As the 24th trial was officially announced, Watson took part in the Browns’ charity golf outing to Rocky River, Ohio. He did not speak to the media.
Although two grand juries in Texas declined to prosecute Watson earlier this year, the NFL is investigating whether he violated its code of conduct and interviewed the quarterback in person last month as part of its investigation. At the league’s spring meeting, commissioner Roger Goodell said he believed the NFL was nearing the end of its investigation, but could not give a timeline for when a decision might be made. .
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Watson has denied any wrongdoing.
“What I can continue to do is tell the truth,” he said on March 25, his first and only media interview since joining the Browns. “And that is that I have never assaulted, disrespected or harassed a woman in my life.”
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