A Tearful Ashley Solis Becomes First Woman To Publicly Speak Out Against Deshaun Watson In Sexual Assault Lawsuit

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Three weeks after the first sexual assault lawsuit was filed against Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson, the first plaintiff who came forward to sue Watson has identified herself and spoken to the media.

On Tuesday afternoon, at a press conference set up by Texas attorney Tony Buzbee, Ashley Solis made a statement about the sexual assault she suffered during a massage therapy session with Watson. The massage therapist said Watson sexually assaulted and harassed her in her home on March 30, 2020. According to the lawsuit, Watson repeatedly asked Solis to work on his groin area when he proceeded to expose himself and “purposely” touched her with his penis.

Solis revealed that she currently cannot practice massage therapy because she is suffering from panic attacks, anxiety, and depression after the assault.

I can no longer practice the profession I love the most without my hands shaking during the session,” “I got into massage therapy to heal people. To heal their minds and bodies. To bring peace to their souls. Deshaun Watson has robbed me of that.”

She went on to say that she was deceived by Watson who she thought was a “good guy” prior to the assault.

Solis concluded her statement by saying she was not doing this for the money but to stop Watson from assaulting other women.

“People say that I’m doing this just for money,” she added. “That is false. I come forward now so that Deshaun Watson does not assault another woman.”

According to Buzbee Solis had spoken with the Houston Police Department during their recently opened criminal investigation against Watson.

As of now, 22 women have come forward to accuse Watson of sexual assault.