Houston Texans to be added to Deshaun Watson lawsuits, attorney says

Jun 8, 2022

The Houston Texans soon will be added as defendants to many of the lawsuits filed by women against Deshaun Watson, according to the women’s attorney – a move that will increase the stakes in these cases as legal thunderclouds continue to gather over the NFL quarterback.

The amended lawsuits will make the argument that the Texans, Watson’s former team, knew or should have known about his sexual misconduct during massages sessions and are therefore liable for what happened to these women, according to the attorney, Tony Buzbee.

Watson, 26, has denied wrongdoing. But he is now facing 24 lawsuits by women who generally have accused him of exposing himself and causing unwanted touching or in some cases coercing them or ejaculating on them during massages in 2020 and early 2021, when Watson played for that team.

“Based on what we have learned from the Houston Police Department, we will soon be joining the Houston Texans organization and others as defendants in the ongoing lawsuits against Deshaun Watson,” Buzbee said in a statement. “Our team has thoroughly vetted each case. We are considering many others. These women are the true heroes in this sordid story. What has become clear is that the Houston Texans organization and their contracting 'massage therapy company' facilitated Deshaun Watson’s conduct.”

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