Deshaun Watson’s masseuse accuser is speaking out. Houston Texans superstar Quarterback Deshaun Watson has been in the news lately, but the latest reason he’s in the headlines is no bueno. Watson is facing allegations of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a female masseuse. The suit was filed Tuesday by the Buzbee Law Firm. Buzbee announced the lawsuit Tuesday night, in a Facebook post.
Watson responded on Twitter saying he had not yet seen the complaint, but Buzbee made a “baseless six-figure settlement demand,” which Watson rejected.
“As a result of a social media post by a publicity-seeking plantiff’s lawyer, I recently became aware of a lawsuit that has apparently been filed against me. I have not yet seen the complaint, but I know this: I have never treated any woman with anything other than the utmost respect. The plaintiff’s lawyer claims that this isn’t about money, but before filing suit he made a baseless six-figure settlement demand, which I quickly rejected. Unlike him, this isn’t about money for me – it’s about clearing my name, and I look forward to doing that.”
Deshaun Watson Releases A Statement After Being Accused Of Sexual Assaulthttps://t.co/ydAhIYzPSV
— SideAction (@SideActionHQ) March 17, 2021
Now we’re learning some details of what exactly he’s being accused of by the license massage therapist.
TMZ Sports has obtained the lawsuit filed by a woman using the pseudonym “Jane Doe” to protect her identity.
In her lawsuit, the woman — who says she’s a licensed massage therapist who works out of her home — claims she was first contacted by Watson on Instagram in March 2020 seeking a massage.
From the moment he arrived at her home, the woman claims Watson made it clear he was looking for a sexual encounter … and when the time came for his massage, he stripped naked on the massage table with only a small towel covering his groin.
The woman claims Watson had brought the small towel himself.
During the massage, the woman claims Watson kept directing her toward her genitals — and said he wanted the focus of the massage to be on his “groin area.”
At one point, the woman claims a fully-erect Watson exposed his penis and “purposely touched [Jane Doe’s] hand with the tip.”
The woman claims she was “shocked and mortified” and promptly ended the massage and began to cry.
That’s when she claims Watson made a veiled threat — “I know you have a career and a reputation, and I know you would hate for someone to mess with yours, just like I don’t want anyone messing with mine.”
The woman claims Watson apologized via text message but she didn’t respond.
The masseuse claims she’s suffered “mental anguish” as a result of the incident — as well as panic attacks, depression and anxiety.
She’s seeking unspecified damages.
The Houston Texans responded to the lawsuit and allegations on Wednesday morning with the following statement:
“We became aware of a civil lawsuit involving Deshaun Watson through a social media post last night. This is the first time we heard of the matter, and we hope to learn more soon.We take accusations of this nature that involve anyone within the Houston Texans organization seriously. We will await further information before making any additional statements on this incident.”
Maybe the Texans want to trade him now?