The sexual assault allegations are not stopping against Deshaun Watson, as a 14th accuser has emerged, with the latest woman saying the Texans’ star quarterback is a “serial predator.”
The lawsuit alleges that Watson “assaulted and harassed the plaintiff by exposing himself to her and touching her with his penis.” The lawsuit was filed Monday night in Harris Country. It allegedly happened in California, making it only the second of 14 alleged incidents that do not happen in the Houston area.
The woman, a traveling masseuse, said she reached the address Watson gave her and led her to a room that he locked.
“I will not allow you to sign a confidentiality agreement, but never talk about this,” he allegedly told her after forcing her to touch his private parts.
Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, reiterated his client’s denials of the indictment Monday, Hardin accused Tony Buzbee, who represents the plaintiffs, of creating a “circus atmosphere” with the accusations.
“Anonymity is often necessary as a shield for victims, but the opposition lawyer has used it as a sword to publicly humiliate Deshaun before he can even begin the truth-seeking process,” Hardin said.
“I have never treated any woman with anything but the utmost respect,” Watson said in a statement posted on Twitter on March 16.
Buzbee posted on Instagram Saturday that she planned to present affidavits and evidence from multiple women to provide further evidence, and ask a grand jury to consider whether to charge Watson with any crime. Harris County District Attorney spokesman Dane Schiller said Monday it would be “inappropriate” to comment at this time. The Texans and the NFL are monitoring the situation.