We’re beginning to learn more about the sexual assault allegations made against Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson.
On Tuesday night, prominent Texas Lawyer Tony Buzbee revealed that he had filed a sexual assault lawsuit against Watson on behalf of a masseuse who says the Texans QB “went too far” during a massage session.
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Attorney Tony Buzbee tells FOX 26’s Isiah Carey that Watson was getting a massage from the woman when "Watson went too far."https://t.co/7YkduLGckp
— Ellie Holmes (@ellierosetx) March 17, 2021
Pro Football’s Mike Florio has added that according to a source the masseuse claims Watson asked her to massage “inappropriate areas” she didn’t feel comfortable with.
“Per a source with knowledge of the allegations made in pre-litigation settlement efforts, the masseuse claims that Watson asked for her to massage “inappropriate areas.” She felt uncomfortable about the request, she asked him to leave, and he left.”
“As the source put it, Watson contends the allegations are false. Even if the allegations are taken as true, what’s the claim? In pre-suit communications, there has been no claim that Watson touched the masseuse or that he even made lewd comments. The allegation is that “some” of the places he wanted massaged made her uncomfortable.”
Update TMZ got a hold of the lawsuit and the masseuse claims that Watson asked her to massage his groin area, threatened to ruin her career and then apologized via text.
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 his 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.
Watson immediately denied the allegations made against him in a statement posted on Twitter late Tuesday night.