Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is now facing lawsuits from 11 women after four more filed against him in Harris County (Texas) on Monday, including a masseuse who says the 25-year-old quarterback forced her to perform oral sex as she feared for her life.
Like the previous seven, Monday’s lawsuits were filed by Houston attorney Tony Buzbee on behalf of Jane Does who primarily work as licensed massage therapists. The women echoed similar claims that Watson exposed himself during private massages, touched them with his penis, and attempted to coerce them into sexual acts.
In total, all 11 of the lawsuits are for civil assault and intentional infliction of emotional stress. Two of the lawsuits, including one filed Monday, also include allegations of sexual assault for allegedly forcing the women to perform oral sex.
Watson has not been charged with any crimes. He issued a denial after the initial lawsuit was filed last week, saying he has ‘never treated any woman with anything other than the utmost respect.’
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is now facing lawsuits from 11 women after four more filed against him in Harris County ( Texas ) on Monday, including a masseuse who says the 25-year-old quarterback forced her to perform oral sex as she feared for her life
On Friday, Buzbee said he expects at least 12 lawsuits to be filed in total, but added that he’s spoken with another 10 women who also made claims against Watson. Buzbee is currently investing their allegations against Watson.
Buzbee said he plans to turn over evidence and affidavits to law enforcement ad will request a grand jury to review the evidence and determine if criminal charges are warranted.
All but a few meetings were allegedly initiated by Watson over social media, but Buzbee said that one of the masseuses was referred to him by a member of the Texans organization while another was referred by his personal quarterback coach.
In one of the latest filings, Watson is accused of harassing and assaulting a masseuse on two occasions.
In June of 2020, Watson allegedly booked a private session at the hotel where he was staying and surprised the masseuse by grabbing her midsection, including her vagina, and pushing her buttocks into her face.
Watson allegedly said, ‘I thought you liked that,’ to which the masseuse said she told him that she did not.
Also during the massage, Watson maneuvered his body so that his exposed penis would come into contact with her hand, which is a claim made by the other accusers. At one point, she says, she noticed a ‘slimy substance,’ but did not recognize immediately what it was.
Watson paid her only $100 instead of the $300 she was owed. He allegedly told the plaintiff’s manager that she had not given him what he wanted.
He scheduled another appointment with her on August 17, 2020, although she did not immediately recognize who it was when he contacted her over instagram.
The masseuse said she was instructed to dress ‘chill’ and ‘comfortable’ for the session, and Watson allegedly asked to make sure the spa would be empty when he was there.
Upon his arrival, the masseuse quickly remembered their June interaction and told him that he had been inappropriate the last time. Watson is said to have apologized and told her that he had never been rejected by a woman before.
The plaintiff says she told Watson that she is a lesbian and uninterested in him sexually.
During the massage, she says, Watson insisted that she work his buttocks, and even asked her to use more oil before forcing her hands inside his own anus. The plaintiff said she was shocked by this.
Watson allegedly told her: “I can tell you are a lesbian because you are so good with your hands.’
He then began commenting on her body and even pulled her close, telling her that he wanted to have an orgasm with her in the room.
She says she asked him to stop acting like a pervert, but did not want to tell her manager.
Later, she says, Watson forced her mouth onto his penis, which she said left her fearing for her life.
Eventually, Watson began masturbating in front of her.
The woman said she was humiliated and horrified by the incident.