Attorney For Deshaun Watson Accusers Will Add Texans As Defendants To Lawsuits And Says He’s Considering Even More Potential Cases
Tony Buzbee, the attorney for all 24 of the women who have filed legal complaints against Deshaun Watson, has stated that his firm will soon be joining the Houston Texans organization and others as defendants in the lawsuits.
The nondisclosure agreement Watson offered to some of the plaintiffs to sign, according to the New York Times on Tuesday, allegedly came from the Texans’ director of security, Brent Naccara. The Texans also reportedly donated a hotel room at The Houstonian, where some of the massages took place, according to The Times.
In a statement, Buzbee stated, “What has become clear is that the Houston Texans organization and their contracting ‘massage therapy company’ facilitated Deshaun Watson’s conduct.”
“In many of these cases,” Buzbee continued, “the Texans provided the opportunity for this conduct to occur. We believe the Texans organization was well aware of Watson’s issues, but failed to act. They knew or certainly should have known.”
“The Houston Texans organization provided rooms for Watson at the high-end Houstonian hotel for his “massages”; the Texans also provided massage tables and other support for Watson’s proclivities — ostensibly to protect their “asset.” Buzbee continued, “We intend to make sure all involved in Watson’s conduct are held accountable, in addition to and including Watson himself.”
In a short statement, Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin said, “We are unable to respond to the new lawsuit at this time. Deshaun continues to deny he did anything inappropriate with any of the plaintiffs.”