A 14th lady has filed a lawsuit accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment
The claims within the newest go well with, which was filed late Monday evening in a Harris County state district courtroom, are much like these within the earlier circumstances by which the ladies accuse Watson of exposing himself, touching them together with his penis or kissing them in opposition to their will whereas he received a therapeutic massage. The newest lawsuit was filed by a lady who alleges Watson assaulted her in July 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Six others lawsuits had been filed earlier Monday whereas the others had been filed final week.
Watson’s legal professional, Rusty Hardin, has known as the allegations “meritless,” whereas the NFL participant has broadly denied he acted inappropriately.
The 14 girls, who’ve sued individually, haven’t been recognized within the lawsuits. They’re represented by Houston lawyer Tony Buzbee, who’s stated he deliberate to submit proof from a number of of the ladies to investigators.
Authorities have declined to touch upon the allegations.
The NFL has stated it is investigating the allegations in opposition to Watson.
Watson is among the league’s prime quarterbacks however has requested to be traded from the Texans, who had a 4-12 document final season.