Deshaun Watson named in 24th lawsuit by another massage therapist

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A 24th pistillate filed a civilian suit Monday against Cleveland Browns backmost Deshaun Watson, who is besides awaiting imaginable subject from the NFL, alleging helium committed intersexual misconduct during a massage successful August 2020. 

The latest suit was filed successful Houston by lawyer Tony Buzbee, who is representing each 24 women.

"Lost successful the media frenzy surrounding Deshaun Watson is that these are twenty-four strong, courageous women who, contempt ridicule, ineligible shenanigans, and aggravated media scrutiny, proceed to basal steadfast for what is right," Buzbee said successful a statement.

Watson has been accused by the women of harassing, assaulting oregon touching them during massage appointments erstwhile helium was with the Houston Texans.

Watson has repeatedly denied the allegations, and 2 abstracted Texas grand juries in March declined to indict Watson connected transgression complaints stemming from immoderate of the allegations. 

In the latest lawsuit, the woman, a massage therapist, accuses Watson of assaulting and harassing her during a league successful her apartment. The pistillate alleges that during the massage session, Watson exposed himself and masturbated and "offered nary apology oregon mentation for his conduct."

The pistillate has discontinue being a massage therapist due to the fact that of what happened to her and present suffers from slump and anxiety, according to the lawsuit.

Rusty Hardin, Watson's pb attorney, did not instantly reply to a petition Monday seeking remark connected the latest lawsuit.

During an interrogation Friday connected SportsRadio 610 successful Houston, Hardin again said Watson has done thing wrong.

Hardin said Watson had consensual intersexual enactment with 3 of the women and did not unit immoderate of his accusers to person intersexual contact.

Cleveland Browns Offseason Workout Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns throws a walk during Browns OTAs astatine CrossCountry Mortgage Campus connected May 25, 2022 successful Berea, Ohio. Nick Cammett / Getty Images

The archetypal 22 lawsuits were filed successful March and April of 2021, with the latest 2 being filed since 2 of the women elaborate encounters with Watson portion being interviewed connected HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel."

As the 24th suit was being formally announced, Watson took portion successful the Browns' foundation play outing successful Rocky River, Ohio. Watson did not talk to the media.

Before Watson arrived astatine Westwood Country Club, Browns manager Kevin Stefanski was asked if the latest suit causes the enactment to revisit with the backmost astir his ineligible situation.

"With that, we're trying to conscionable beryllium respectful of the process and fto that instrumentality attraction of it," Stefanski said.

But Watson could inactive beryllium suspended if the NFL determines helium violated the league's idiosyncratic behaviour policy. The three-time Pro Bowler has been interviewed by league investigators, who volition contiguous their findings to disciplinary serviceman Sue L. Robinson. Commissioner Roger Goodell said past period the probe was nearing a conclusion.

Stefanski said the squad is prepared to grip immoderate the league decides.

"I deliberation each on we're conscionable going to instrumentality those things day-by-day and erstwhile we person information, past we'll enactment connected said information," helium said.

Watson was traded from the Texans to Cleveland successful March and past signed a afloat guaranteed five-year, $230 cardinal declaration with his caller squad contempt his ongoing ineligible problems.

Cleveland signed seasoned backmost Jacoby Brissett to backmost up Watson. Baker Mayfield remains connected the team, but the Browns are looking to commercialized the No. 1 wide prime successful 2018.

Watson has been participating successful the Browns' offseason squad activities, which volition proceed this week. The squad has a mandatory minicamp scheduled from June 14-16.

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