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The New York Instances reported Tuesday that Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson booked therapeutic massage...

The New York Instances reported Tuesday that Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson booked therapeutic massage appointments with not less than 66 totally different ladies over 17 months, from fall 2019 by means of spring 2021.

The record of 66 consists of the 24 ladies who’ve filed lawsuits in opposition to Watson, together with two up to now week; a girl who sued Watson, however then withdrew the grievance; two ladies who filed felony complaints in opposition to Watson however didn’t sue him; not less than 15 therapists who issued statements of help for Watson on the request of his attorneys; not less than 4 therapists contracted with the Texans; 5 ladies recognized by the plaintiffs’ attorneys in the course of the investigation for his or her civil fits; and not less than 15 different ladies whose appointments with Watson have been confirmed by means of interviews and information reviewed by The Instances.

A couple of of those extra ladies spoke publicly for the primary time to the Instances. One lady, who didn’t sue Watson or complain to the police, advised The Instances that he was persistent in his requests for sexual acts throughout their therapeutic massage, together with “begging” her to place her mouth on his penis.


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The New York Instances additionally reported that the nondisclosure settlement that Watson gave to a few of the ladies to signal got here from the Texans’ director of safety, Brent Naccara. The Instances studies that the NDA was in Watson’s locker at NRG Stadium days after a girl posted Watson’s cellphone quantity on Instagram.

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The Texans declined to touch upon the NDA, however mentioned in a press release that they first discovered concerning the allegations in opposition to Watson in March 2021 when the primary lawsuit was filed.

The newest lawsuit filed Monday says the plaintiff massaged Watson twice. The primary session, the lawsuit says, was minimize quick as a result of “Watson needed to depart abruptly after taking a cellphone name.” The lawsuit says Watson scheduled a second therapeutic massage a couple of days later, when the lady says that Watson uncovered himself and masturbated and “supplied no apology or rationalization for his conduct.” The lawsuit says the plaintiff “shortly thereafter stop therapeutic massage remedy.”

In a press release launched Monday night, Watson’s legal professional, Rusty Hardin, mentioned: “We’re unable to reply to the brand new lawsuit at the moment. Our authorized group has not had time to research this new submitting and had not heard her identify till right now. Deshaun continues to disclaim he did something inappropriate with any of the plaintiffs.”

Because the twenty fourth lawsuit was being formally introduced, Watson took half within the Browns’ charity golf outing in Rocky River, Ohio. He didn’t converse to the media.

Although two grand juries in Texas declined to pursue felony fees in opposition to Watson earlier this 12 months, the NFL is investigating whether or not he violated its code of conduct and interviewed the quarterback in individual final month as a part of its investigation. On the league’s spring assembly, commissioner Roger Goodell mentioned he thought the NFL was nearing the tip of its investigation however couldn’t give a timeline for when a ruling is likely to be made.

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Watson has denied all wrongdoing.

“What I can proceed to do is inform the reality,” he mentioned on March 25, his first and solely media interview since becoming a member of the Browns. “And that’s I’ve by no means assaulted, disrespected or harassed any lady in my life.”

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