Latest Controversy to Deshaun Watson Case: 2 more accusers come forward

Deshaun Watson has now been accused by 26 women of sexual misconduct
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson stands on the field during an NFL football practice at the team’s training facility Wednesday, June 1, 2022, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard)

According to reports, two more women have joined the lawsuit against Deshaun Watson accusing him of sexual misconduct. 

The total now sits at 26 women who have accused the Cleveland Browns quarterback of sexual harassment and sexual assault during massages Watson had scheduled for himself. 

The 25th accuser was referred to by an Atlanta attorney and joined the suit with Tony Buzbee.

The 26th accuser reportedly cited the HBO Documentary that saw two of the original accusers tell their story, and was “compelled” to come forward as well.

For Watson, this is the fourth accuser that has come forward with new allegations since May 31st. 

Even with the latest lawsuits, Watson has continued to be at Browns minicamp after signing a league record, five year $230 million guaranteed contract. He has not spoken to the media since March 25th.

In their introductory press conference of Watson, the Browns front office announced they had only spoken to Watson during the investigation and did not speak to the women who were originally accused him of misconduct.

Watson has not spoken to media in last two practices
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson signs autographs after an NFL football practice at the team’s training facility, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Deshaun Watson and the Week that Was

The latest news is another major blow to the Deshaun Watson legal case. Just six days ago, the New York Times published a report showing evidence that Watson had seen over 66 women in a 17 month time frame while he was playing for the Houston Texans. 

The report also shed light on the Houston Texans reportedly providing Watson with NDA’s and a venue for massages. While there has been no confirmation on whether the Texans knew what was going on, it opens up an entirely different conversations about the team potentially being complicit in Deshaun Watson’s actions. 

Watson and his legal team have continuously denied the allegations. Just under a week ago, Watson’s lawyer Rusty Hardin, created even more controversy when he said in an interview that “happy endings are not illegal.”

The NFL and Watson’s legal team were reportedly caught off-guard when the 24th accuser came forward last week.

The league has yet to announce an end to their investigation on the matter, or a timetable on potential punishment. 

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