Three weeks ago today, a sexual assault lawsuit was filed against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. On Tuesday, the plaintiff, who previously filed a lawsuit under the pseudonym Jane Doe, revealed her identity and spoke to the media.
At a press conference called by attorney Tony Buzbee, Ashley Solis attended and made a statement regarding her interactions with Watson.
“I am here to regain power and regain control,” Solís said. “I am a survivor of assault and stalking.”
She said Watson assaulted and harassed her on March 30, 2020 “in my own home, doing what I love most, massage therapy.”
“Some days I feel like a hero, other days I feel like a failure,” he explained, adding that he repeats the interaction over and over again in his head.
“I can no longer practice the profession that I love the most without my hands shaking during the session,” he said. “I went into massage therapy to heal people. To heal their minds and bodies. To bring peace to their souls. Deshaun Watson stole that from me. “
He said he has suffered from panic attacks, anxiety, depression.
“We were all fooled into thinking that Deshaun Watson was a good guy, and sadly we know that good guys can do terrible things,” Solís said.
“People say I’m doing this just for money,” he added. “That is false. I present myself now so that Deshaun Watson does not attack another woman.”
Buzbee said Solís had spoken to the Houston Police Department and that at least one other person had, too.