Houston-based attorney Tony Buzbee told Fox 26 Houston on Tuesday night that the Buzbee Law Firm has filed a sexual assault lawsuit against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, “on behalf of a female masseuse.”
According to Buzbee, Watson “went too far” while receiving a massage from the woman.
Attorney Tony Buzbee tells FOX 26’s Isiah Carey that Watson was getting a massage from the woman when “Watson went too far.”
Buzbee also posted about the lawsuit on Instagram and Facebook: “Today we filed suit against Deshaun Watson. Too many times women have put up with behavior that we all know no one should put up with. Should we make excuses for the famous? Or those who hold special positions, or quarterbacks on a local professional football team? I don’t think so! All people are equal, and all deserve dignity and respect.”
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Watson quickly addressed the situation Tuesday night on Twitter:
— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) March 17, 2021
“As a result of a social-media post by a publicity-seeking plaintiff’s lawyer, I recently became aware of a lawsuit that has apparently been filed against me. I have not yet seen the complaint, but I know this: I have never treated any woman with anything other than the utmost respect. The plaintiff’s lawyer climes that this isn’t about money, but before filing suit he made a baseless six-figure settlement demand, which I quickly rejected. Unlike him, this isn’t about money for me — it’s about clearing my name, and I look forward to doing that.”
Watson, 25, has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL since being drafted by the Texans with the 12th overall pick of the 2017 draft. He’s been the subject of trade rumors all offseason after making it clear that he doesn’t want to play for the Texans.
Update: On Thursday, Buzbee posted that his firm has now been hired by nine women to file cases against Watson, and that he’s filed three cases so far:
More details on that third case, including graphic allegations against Watson, can be found in The Houston Chronicle story on this.