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Every Sexual Harassment Suit Filed Against Deshuan Watson (Updated)

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Houston Texans all-world quarterback, Deshaun Watson has been named as a defendant in 13 different lawsuits brought by 16 different plaintiff women, all alleging that Deshaun Watson committed unwanted sexual advances against each of them.

The attorney representing all 16 women, Houston’s Tony Buzbee, has already hinted that there are still more lawsuits that could potentially be filed in Harris County, where the plaintiffs currently live and/or where the alleged unwanted sexual advances occurred.

In the interest of keeping everyone up to speed, we’ve decided to make a running database of each lawsuit and their allegations.

***THIS WILL CONTINUE TO BE UPDATED IF NEW LAWSUITS ARE FILED***

Lawsuit #1 – Cause No. 202115324- 7

Filed – 3/16/2021

Key Allegations

  • Watson reached out to the plaintiff inquiring about a message on Instagram on or about March 28, 2020.
  • Watson specifically asked the plaintiff “Am I expecting to see someone else there. Is it just you.”
  • When the plaintiff began the massage, Watson repeatedly instructed the plaintiff to “focus on the groin area.” Defendant began to feel uncomfortable with these repeated instructions.
  • Watson exposed the tip of his “fully erect penis” to the plaintiff.
  • Watson moved his hips, forcing contact between the plaintiff’s hand and his penis.
  • Plaintiff abruptly ended the massage and instructed Watson to leave, to which he responded saying “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.”
  • A week later, Watson reached out to Plaintiff to apologize for the incident.

202115324- 7 Lawsuit 1 Jane Doe v Deshaun Watson Plaintiff’s Original Petition by The Bench Wire on Scribd

Lawsuit #2 Cause No. 202115613- 7

Filed – 3/17/2021

Key Allegations

  • Watson reached out to the plaintiff inquiring about a message on Instagram on or about Decemeber 2020.
  • As the plaintiff began the massage, Watson repeatedly instructed the plaintiff to focus on his “inner thighs… inner glutes (and)…hamstrings” as he lay on his stomach.
  • Plaintiff insisted she use a specialized tool to massage his inner glutes and hamstrings, however, Watson instructed the plaintiff to use her hands.
  • Watson turned to lie on his back and instructed the plaintiff to massage his abdominals, forcing her hands to lower into his groin area.
  • Watson instructed the plaintiff to slide her hand across his genitals.
  • Feeling intimidated, the plaintiff was coerced by Watson to move her mouth closer to his genitals and perform oral sex.
  • Plaintiff blacked out in fear for several minutes.

202115613- 7 Lawsuit 2 Jane Doe v Deshaun Watson Plaintiff’s Original Petition by The Bench Wire on Scribd

Lawsuit #3 Cause No. 202115536- 7

Filed – 3/17/2021

Key Allegations

  • Watson reached out to the plaintiff inquiring about a message on Instagram on or about August 14, 2020.
  • Prior to their scheduled massage, Watson stated to the plaintiff that he wanted the plaintiff to focus on “his glutes and his groin area” and asked if she was comfortable, to which the plaintiff answered in the affirmative.
  • At the beginning of the massage, Watson undressed entirely, exposing his penis to the plaintiff, to which the plaintiff instructed Watson to use a towel to cover his genitals. Watson refused and stated he “gets hot easily.”
  • Watson aggressively redirected the plaintiff toward his inner anus and instructed the defendant to use more oil on his anus.
  • Watson moved in her direction, causing her genitals to contact her hand.

202115536- 7 Lawsuit 3 Jane Doe v Deshaun Watson Plaintiff’s Original Petition by The Bench Wire on Scribd

Lawsuit #4 Cause No. 202115943- 7

Filed – 3/18/2021

Key Allegations

  • Watson reached out to the plaintiff inquiring about a message on Instagram.
  • As the massage began, Watson instructed the plaintiff to concentrate on his groin area.
  • Watson asked the plaintiff if it was okay if he became “aroused,” as the plaintiff instructed Watson to keep his genitals covered.
  • During the massage, Watson became aroused and became erect, and moved in a manner that made his penis come in contact with the plaintiff various times.

202115943- 7 Lawsuit 4 Jane… by The Bench Wire

Lawsuit #5 Cause No. 202115940- 7

Filed – 3/18/2021

Key Allegations

  • Watson reached out to the plaintiff inquiring about a message on Instagram.
  • During the initial communication with the plaintiff, Watson stated “I make a lot of massage therapists uncomfortable and it’s really hard for me to find someone who will meet my needs…”
  • At the beginning of the massage, Watson undressed entirely, exposing his buttocks to the plaintiff. As the plaintiff attempted to cover Watson, he told her that it was not necessary and constantly rebuffed the plaintiff’s attempts to cover Watson.
  • Watson exposed his penis several times to the plaintiff as he continued to have his erect penis make contact with the plaintiff.

202115940- 7 Lawsuit 5 Jane… by The Bench Wire

Lawsuit #6 Cause No. 202115938- 7

Filed – 3/18/2021

Key Allegations

  • Watson reached out to the plaintiff inquiring about a message on Instagram on or about October 19, 2020.
  • The plaintiff met with Watson on two different occasions.
  • As the first scheduled massage began, Watson began to pull the towel down meant to cover his genitals as the plaintiff continued to pull it back up to ensure that Watson’s genitals remained covered.
  •  As the second message was to begin, Watson arrived and kissed the plaintiff without any notice. Plaintiff then quickly exited the room and sought a friend who was working at a store next door to regain her composure.
  • When the plaintiff returned to the room, Watson was completely undressed and exposed himself to the plaintiff.
  • Plaintiff told Watson that his behavior was not in line with her business practices, to which Watson responded that he was “more comfortable when he was free.”
  • Plaintiff began the massage and rebuffed Watson’s requests to work on his buttocks and groin area.
  • During the massage, Watson moved in a manner that would allow his penis to make contact with the plaintiff’s hands multiple times.
  • Watson offered the plaintiff additional compensation if she focused on his buttocks and groin area, to which she declined. Watson grew frustrated and left.

202115938- 7 Lawsuit 6 Jane… by The Bench Wire

Lawsuit #7 Cause No. 202115937- 7

Filed – 3/18/2021

Key Allegations

  • Plaintiff worked as a professional esthetician in the Houston area who had several encounters with Watson beginning on or about September 9, 2020.
  • Plaintiff’s first meeting with Watson was arranged by the plaintiff’s supervisor at her place of work.
  • Prior to their first encounter, Watson requested a photo of the plaintiff and stated to the plaintiff’s supervisor that he would like to “give her a massage.”
  • Prior to the beginning of the massage, the plaintiff offered to leave the room to give Watson privacy to undress, to which Watson rebuffed and insisted the plaintiff stay in the room.
  • Watson undressed completely, exposing himself to the plaintiff and did not attempt to cover himself, which according to the plaintiff, was not customary in the profession.
  • Watson laid on his stomach and instructed the plaintiff to focus on his thighs and buttocks.
  • After complaining to the plaintiff for not being aggressive enough with his thighs and buttocks, Watson flipped over and exposed his, now, erect penis to the plaintiff.
  • The plaintiff told Watson that exposing himself with an erection was not appropriate and the massage concluded without further incident.
  • During the 2nd meeting, Watson attempted to have his penis make contact with the plaintiff’s hands and requested that the plaintiff touch his penis.
  • Watson told the plaintiff that she was “wearing too many clothes,” and visibly upset that the plaintiff was fully clothed in scrubs.
  • Watson attempted to kiss the plaintiff in the mouth.

202115937- 7 Lawsuit 7 Jane… by The Bench Wire

Lawsuit #8 Cause No. 202116424- 7

Filed – 3/22/2021

Key Allegations

  • Watson reached out to the plaintiff inquiring about a Swedish message on Instagram on or about July 2020 although the plaintiff did not specialize in Swedish massages being an esthetician by trade.
  • Watson instructed the plaintiff with regard to oils and focus areas including the upper thigh and buttocks.
  • Watson undressed in front of the plaintiff and, due to her lack of masseuse experience, she believed this to be normal.
  • The plaintiff began massaging Watson’s legs as he instructed her to “come up more” and instructed her to massage the area between his groin and his anus. Again, the plaintiff was unsure if this was customary, so she obliged.
  • Watson turned over on his back and while the plaintiff continued to massage his legs and groin area, Watson ejaculated on the plaintiff’s face and body.
  • Watson began to masturbate and took the plaintiff’s hand to make contact with his penis.

202116424- 7 Lawsuit 8 Jane… by The Bench Wire

Lawsuit #9 Cause No. 202116420- 7

Filed – 3/22/2021

Key Allegations

  • Watson reached out to the plaintiff inquiring about a message on Instagram on or about July 2020.
  • Prior to the massage, Watson instructed the plaintiff with regard to oils and focus on his buttocks.
  • Watson began the massage with a towel and repeatedly asked to take off the towel during the session, to which the plaintiff said no.
  • As the plaintiff massaged Watson’s buttocks, Watson continued to assert that the plaintiff “get in there” and to “touch his buttcrack and anus with her fingers,” to which the plaintiff told Watson that his behavior was not appropriate.
  • After the session, the plaintiff left to the restroom to wash her hands. When she returned to the room, Watson was completely naked, exposing himself, asking if she would “did more…for more money.” The plaintiff declined and abruptly left.

202116420- 7 Lawsuit 9 Jane… by The Bench Wire

Lawsuit #10 Cause No. 202116372- 7

Filed – 3/22/2021

Key Allegations

  • Watson reached out to the plaintiff inquiring about a message on Instagram on or about January 2021.
  • Prior to the massage, Watson insisted that the massage be “private” and continued to ask if anyone else would be expected to be in the room during the massage.
  • Watson instructed the plaintiff to focus on the “glute area” and “inner thighs.”
  • The plaintiff stated to Watson that she had specialized tools for those areas, to which Watson rebuffed and instructed she use her hands.
  • As the massage began, Watson asked if he could remove his drapings and explained that he “gets hot,” to which the plaintiff said no.
  • As the plaintiff began to massage Watson’s legs, he asked if that was “as high as (she) could go,” to which the plaintiff stepped away and made it clear to Watson that the massage was strictly professional.
  • On several occasions throughout the massage, Watson exposed his erect penis to the defendant as she continued to attempt to cover him with a draping.
  • Watson caused his penis to make contact with the plaintiff’s hands to which he stated “oh that felt good. Can you do that again?” to which the plaintiff declined and Watson responded, “I do not want to make you do anything you do not want to do.”

202116372- 7 Lawsuit 10 Jan… by The Bench Wire

Lawsuit #11 Cause No. 202116370- 7

Filed – 3/22/2021

Key Allegations

  • Watson reached out to the plaintiff inquiring about a message on Instagram on or about April 19, 2020.
  • Prior to the massage, Watson instructed the plaintiff that he wanted her to focus on his hamstrings, glutes, and groin area.
  • As the plaintiff massaged Watson’s buttocks, Watson instructed her to “go deeper” and to work on the crevices of his testicles and buttocks, to which the plaintiff reluctantly obliged.
  • Watson flipped over and instructed the plaintiff to work on his groin area to which, at this point, his penis was erect.
  • Watson continued to force his penis to make contact with the plaintiff’s hands.
  • Watson subsequently ejaculated in front of the plaintiff as a result of the non-consensual contact with his penis.

202116370- 7 Lawsuit 11 Jan… by The Bench Wire

Lawsuit #12 Cause No. 202116301- 7

Filed – 3/22/2021

Key Allegations

  • Watson reached out to the plaintiff inquiring about a message on Instagram on or about March 3, 2021.
  • Watson instructed the plaintiff that he wanted a Swedish massage. Prior to the
  • Prior to the massage, Watson became completely undressed and laid face down on the massage table. As the plaintiff attempted to cover Watson, he declined, stating that he “get hot easily,” however the plaintiff still placed a drape over Watson’s buttocks.
  • As the plaintiff began massaging Watson’s buttocks, Watson instructed the plaintiff to remove the draping and to “get into his glutes,” “go deeper,” and to use oil in his glutes.
  • The plaintiff instructed Watson to turn over and told him she would be working on his legs from the front, to which Watson instead instructed the plaintiff to massage his groin and testicles to which the plaintiff declined.
  • Watson removed his draping and exposed his penis to the plaintiff; as the plaintiff attempted to cover him, Watson continued to bring the plaintiff’s hands in to make contact with his penis, to which the plaintiff pulled away.

202116301- 7 Lawsuit 12 Jan… by The Bench Wire

Lawsuit #13 Cause No. 202116298- 7

Filed – 3/22/2021

Key Allegations

  • Watson made contact with the plaintiff on or about June 2020 through the plaintiff’s manager.
  • As the plaintiff began massaging Watson’s back, Watson instructed the plaintiff to stop and instead work on his quads.
  • After 10 minutes of massaging Watson’s quads, the plaintiff was instructed to work on his inner thighs and to “go deeper.”
  • Watson began gyrating his lower body as the plaintiff continued to massage his lower body, to which the plaintiff told Watson to stop.
  • Watson turned over and complimented the plaintiff on her appearance., specifically her body.
  • As the plaintiff massaged Watson’s chest, Watson groped her buttocks and vagina and pushed her buttocks into his face. Plaintiff subsequently slapped Watson to which Watson said “I thought you liked that.”
  • Watson asked for the plaintiff to assist him in removing the excess oil from the lower half of his body, to which Watson began using his penis to touch the plaintiff’s hand.

202116298- 7 Lawsuit 13 Jan… by The Bench Wire

Lawsuit #14 Cause No. 202116650- 7

Filed – 3/22/2021

Key Allegations

  • Watson reached out to the plaintiff inquiring about a message on Instagram on or about March 3, 2021.
  • Watson invited the plaintiff to meet him at a private Beverly Hills, California residence where she can perform the massage.
  • When the plaintiff arrived at the home, Watson brought her to a private room to which he locked the doors behind them. In response, the plaintiff grabbed her mace, but Watson chuckled so as to ease the tension.
  • Watson aggressively instructed the plaintiff to massage his glutes and, specifically, pointed to his anus, to which the plaintiff firmly said “no.”
  • At some point in the massage, Watson flipped onto his back, removed the towel covering his erect penis and exposed himself to the plaintiff.
  • Watson grabbed the plaintiff’s hands and moved his penis and genitals toward her hands to get her to pleasure him.
  • Watson continued to direct the plaintiff to his anus.
  • At the conclusion of the massage, Watson stated “I will not have you sign a NDA (non-disclosure agreement) but don’t ever talk about this.”

202116650- 7 Lawsuit 14 Jan… by The Bench Wire

Lawsuit #15 Cause No. 202116919- 7

Filed – 3/23/2021

Key Allegations

  • Watson made contact with the plaintiff on or about October 8, 2020, through the plaintiff’s manager.
  • The plaintiff’s manager told the plaintiff that they may need to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) due, however, the plaintiff did not sign an NDA.
  • As the plaintiff began massages Watson’s legs, Watson instructed her to stop and to instead “go up” and work on his inner thighs, lower back, and around his buttocks.
  • Watson continued to instruct the plaintiff to “go deeper” which would have meant touching his anus and testicles, to which the plaintiff declined.
  • Watson flipped over, exposing his penis to the plaintiff, and instructed the plaintiff to massage his inner thigh and lower stomach, causing the plaintiff to touch Watson’s penis.
  • Watson told the plaintiff to not be scared to “touch him,” to which the plaintiff stated that she was not paid to do that. Watson then replied that it (assuming sexual contact) was what he paid for.

202116919- 7 Lawsuit 15 Jan… by The Bench Wire

Lawsuit #16 Cause No. 202116903- 7

Filed – 3/23/2021

Key Allegations

  • Watson reached out to the plaintiff inquiring about a message on Instagram on or about May 2020.
  • Plaintiff stated to Watson that she was not a licensed massage therapist but a personal trainer who could with therapy. Watson still insisted on booking the plaintiff for a massage.
  • Watson instructed the plaintiff to focus on his groin area, his glutes, and his lower abdominals.
  • During the massage, Watson flipped himself over, allowing the towel covering him to fall and exposing himself to the plaintiff.
  • Watson moved his penis to make contact with the plaintiff’s hand to which Watson began leaking pre-ejaculation fluid. After such, Watson stated, “I hope you do not mind if we continue the massage like this,” to which the plaintiff replied, stuttering, “I do not know, I do not know.”
  • The plaintiff decided to end the massage and as Watson got off the table (still naked), Watson asked the plaintiff for a hug to which the plaintiff declined. Watson responded “Oh c’mon I saw your Instagram. I know what you’re working with.”

202116903- 7 Lawsuit 16 Jan… by The Bench Wire

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