Two more women are in the process of filing suit against Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, KPRC2 in Houston and CBS Sports reported Monday.
According to CBS, attorney Tony Buzbee said he will be filing a 25th lawsuit “in due course,” while yet another woman came forward to him after watching some of Watson’s accusers speak on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.”
The women all allege Watson committed sexual improprieties during the course of massages. He has denied all accusations, and two grand juries in Texas declined to bring criminal charges against Watson earlier this year.
The Browns acquired Watson from the Houston Texans in a trade in March and gave him $230 million in guaranteed money on a five-year deal.
The New York Times reported last week that Watson met with at least 66 female massage therapists over a period of 17 months while he played for the Houston Texans.
Watson’s defense attorney, Rusty Hardin, recently conceded that Watson had sexual contact with three of the women but claimed all such cases were consensual.
The NFL continues to investigate Watson and recently wrapped up interviews with the quarterback. Despite no criminal charges being filed, the league could suspend Watson for violating the league’s personal conduct standards.
–Field Level Media