Deshaun Watson Deposition To Start This Friday

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The depositions of Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson in the 22 civil cases filed against him will commence this Friday, March 11 at 10 a.m., after a brief delay granted by a Harris County court.

Tony Buzbee, who represents alleged victims, took to instagram to formally announce the depositions. “Depositions are an important part of the civil justice process. A deposition is where a party (or witness) sits in a room and is questioned under oath,” Buzbee said. “All parties are entitled to attend. In this case, due to the number of allegations being made, the court has allocated 48 hours total for Mr. Watson’s deposition. That process starts on Friday, March 11, at 10 am.”

A total of 22 plaintiffs currently have filed lawsuits against Watson. The plaintiffs allege different acts of sexual misconduct while they were with Watson.

The depositions were supposed to start on February 24, but Rusty Hardin, Watson’s lawyer, requested that they be pushed back to April.

Hardin suggested two reasons he thought the deposition should be pushed back: first, not all of Buzbee’s clients had been deposed yet, and Hardin believes that should happen before Watson has to answer questions about all of these women. The second reason was that there are ten open criminal cases (eight of which were filed by Buzbee clients) that make it such a difficult situation.

Houston Press has more here.