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Attorney: Accusations against Texans QB based on lies

Apr. 19, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson on Monday accused the 22 women who have filed lawsuits alleging they were sexually assaulted or harassed by the NFL player during massages of lying, claiming their assertions are based on “an avalanche of false...

1 Texans QB accuser drops suit, citing privacy, security

Apr. 14, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — One of the 23 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment has dropped her case, citing privacy and security concerns after some of the women were ordered to make their names public following court hearings...

Hearings result in 13 of Texans QB's accusers being ID'd

Apr. 09, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The names of 13 of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment will be made public following court hearings Friday. During two hearings, Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, asked...

Nike suspends sponsorship of Deshaun Watson amid allegations

Apr. 07, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

Nike has suspended its endorsement contract with Deshaun Watson amid allegations of sexual assault and harassment against the Houston Texans quarterback. “We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and have suspended Deshaun Watson," Nike said in a statement...

Woman alleges she was terrorized by assault from Texans QB

Apr. 06, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The first woman to accuse Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment in a lawsuit spoke publicly on Tuesday, alleging she was terrorized by her encounter with the NFL player and that he needs to be held accountable for his actions. ...

Houston police says it's investigating Texans QB Watson

Apr. 02, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is accused of sexual assault and harassment in lawsuits filed by 21 women, is being investigated by police after a report was filed regarding the NFL player, officials said Friday. In a tweet Friday, the...

Lawyer: Texans QB's assault suits followed blackmail attempt

Mar. 23, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who’s accused of sexual assault and harassment in lawsuits filed by 16 women, on Tuesday questioned the allegations against the NFL player, claiming they were made following a failed attempt to blackmail his client...

Texans QB Watson facing 13 lawsuits alleging sex assault

Mar. 22, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Six more women on Monday filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment, bringing the total number of such lawsuits against the NFL player to 13. The claims in the six new suits, which were filed in a...

4 more women sue Texans QB Watson alleging sex assault

Mar. 19, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has been sued by four more women who accuse him of sexual assault and harassment. The lawsuits were filed Thursday night, hours after the NFL said it was investigating earlier allegations by three massage...