It is very clear that Deshaun Watson and his massage therapists have a different understanding of what a professional massage is.
Watson has made it clear even with massages that were needed with him sleeping with the massage therapist or them having oral relations, it was the therapists that wanted it. When it came to the others, he claims he never did anything inappropriate, and they are either lying or misremembering the situation. Even when he admitted that one therapist cried after their session, he said he had no idea why, even though he did apologize.
A 23rd woman has come forward to say after she watched Deshaun Watson said, he had no regrets that he assaulted her as well.
In this 23rd civil case against Watson, the lawsuit states that the plaintiff had her first massage sessions with Watson during the summer of 2020 and that his “behavior grew worse.” During the third and final massage, the lawsuit states that Watson exposed himself to her, touched the woman between the legs and “repeatedly requested” the plaintiff have sex with him.
Leah Graham, one of Watson’s attorneys, told HBO that Watson has “no regrets because he did nothing wrong.”
“In that piece, plaintiff was struck by the courage of the victims willing to step forward and speak and was extremely displeased by Watson and his legal team’s mistreatment and revictimization of the plaintiffs,” the latest lawsuit states. “But it was Watson himself claiming that even now he has ‘no regrets’ and has done nothing wrong that solidified her resolve. She brings this case seeking minimum compensation, but to obtain a court finding that Watson’s conduct was wrong.”
Two grand juries in Texas have declined to pursue criminal charges against Watson, who has denied all wrongdoing. The NFL is investigating whether Watson violated its code of conduct policy and interviewed the quarterback in person two weeks ago as part of its investigation.
The NFL has not ruled if they plan to punish Watson.
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