May 14, 2021

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Deshaun Watson lawyer documents reaction to 22 lawsuits against Texans QB

The lawyer for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson issued a reaction Monday in Harris County (Texas) District Courtroom to the 22 lawsuits submitted towards Watson denying allegations and promises manufactured towards him and requesting a trial by jury.

The submitting by Houston-space lawyer Rusty Hardin arrives right after two judges dominated before this month that the women of all ages suing Watson should replead and identify on their own. The girls earlier had filed problems in opposition to Watson anonymously as Jane Does. A whole of 23 women have submitted civil satisfies alleging sexual assault and misconduct towards Watson, with a person dropping her go well with final 7 days.

“Today we answered the lawsuits filed against our consumer Deshaun Watson,” Hardin claimed in a statement Monday. “Mr. Watson has been adamant that he did not engage in any incorrect conduct and we strongly consider him. As a result, the respond to to the dilemma of no matter whether we are declaring that all 22 plaintiffs are lying about the allegations of sexual misconduct by Mr. Watson is a resounding yes.”

Monday’s reaction statements that in the times considering that discovering the identities of Watson’s accusers, his authorized staff has “uncovered proof that several allegations” in the circumstances from Watson “are just not genuine or accurate.”

Attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents all 22 gals with lawsuits in opposition to Watson, issued the following assertion in response to Monday’s filing.

“As absolutely predicted and regardless of his lawyer’s preceding statements, Deshaun Watson’s only defense is to phone these courageous ladies liars,” Buzbee explained. “The weak and vague allegations created in Defendant’s response are demonstrably false. Watson can’t deny he sought out an unusually higher range of women for massages on Instagram he isn’t going to deny he insisted on becoming nude or just about nude he are not able to deny the massage sessions happened he can’t deny he needed a lot more than a “therapeutic massage” and he hasn’t credibly denied that a thing lousy transpired for the duration of the session — he in its place promises that any sexual functions have been consensual. Of program his definition of ‘consent’ doesn’t comport with that of everybody else. I have religion that the courtroom procedure will form out the truth as these matters development.”

The Houston Police Office announced in a statement April 2 it had opened an investigation following a criticism remaining issued versus Watson.

Texans typical manager Nick Caserio informed reporters final Friday the group will “respect the lawful method” as it relates to Watson, and their aim remains on the upcoming offseason exercise application and the 2021 NFL Draft.

The NFL is at present investigating the allegations versus Watson.