Deshaun Watson is meeting with the NFL right now and trying to explain to them how 22 massage therapists are lying about their interactions with him.
Watson has been going through depositions for his civil lawsuits and not coincidentally on the same day he met with the NFL it has been leaked that he admitted he made at least one massage therapist so uncomfortable she was crying after their sessions.
Watson even admits to sending an apology text afterward.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson admitted during a pretrial deposition last week that one of his disputed encounters with a massage therapist ended with the woman crying, followed by an apology sent to her by text message from Watson, according to the woman’s attorney.
This verifies a portion of the women’s claims against him and raises the question of what caused to her cry during their encounter. In his deposition, Watson said he didn’t know, according to the attorney, Tony Buzbee. The woman is suing Watson for civil assault and claims in her lawsuit that Watson purposely touched her with his penis during the massage, causing her to feel scared and cry.
Watson left and sent her a text message apologizing afterward: “Sorry about you feeling uncomfortable,” he wrote, according to a screenshot of it previously posted by her lawyers. “Never were the intentions. Lmk if you want to work in the future. My apologies.”
The deposition last week was taken on behalf of the therapist, Ashley Solis, the first of 22 women who have sued Watson and accused him of similar sexual misconduct during massage sessions from early 2020 to March 2021.
Watson says he doesn’t know why she was crying or was uncomfortable but felt bad that she did feel that way.
Here is what Ashley Solis said happened during that encounter.
The massage therapist said Watson sexually assaulted and harassed her in her home on March 30, 2020, after contacting her through Instagram.
According to the lawsuit, Watson repeatedly asked Solis to focus on his groin area. She said he “purposely” exposed himself and “purposely” touched her with his penis.
Solis abruptly ended the massage, and Watson later apologized, according to the civil assault lawsuit.
“I replay the incident over and over in my head as if I’m trying to wake up from some horrible nightmare, only this nightmare is real,” Solis. “I feel a range of emotions: guilt, embarrassment, shame, courage, anger, sadness and numbness. Some days I feel like a hero. Other days I feel like a failure.”
The Browns gave Watson a $230 million fully guaranteed contract after it was determined no criminal charges would be filed against him.
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