Report: Latest Deshaun Watson Accuser Wants Watson To Admit Wrongdoing
ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap conducted an interview with attorney Anissah Nguyen to gain clarity on why her client, designated as “Jane Doe”, has filed a civil lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct against Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson. This additional allegation against Watson comes halfway through the quarterback’s eleven-game suspension. Watson was suspended following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against women during massage therapy sessions.
Houston based attorney Tony Buzbee is not involved in this suit against the quarterback, unlike the twenty-five others that were previously filed. Nguyen stated that her client is seeking both self-healing through the civil suit, as well as an acknowledgement of wrongdoing by Watson.
“By going through the legal process, sharing her story, she’s unpacking those painful memories that will help her to heal. But, she ultimately seeks an acknowledgement. An acknowledgement from Mr. Watson that he knows that what he did was wrong, not only to her but to all the other women. And to be accountable for what he has done to them and all that he’s taken away from them.”
When speaking publicly to media, Nguyen claimed that her client “has been struggling with everything. It’s taken her some time to come forward. She’s doing it for herself and other women who have been victimized by Deshaun Watson.”
The alleged incident took place in December 2020. Watson is accused of pressuring the plaintiff into performing oral sex on him during a meetup for a massage therapy session. Nguyen acknowledged that by speaking out her client will be required to endure some difficult conversations. They are seeking a swift and “just” ruling to the case, the attorney also said.
Watson maintained his innocence in his written apology after the imposed discipline, denying the multitude of allegations leveled against him by claiming that he has done nothing wrong.
“I’ve always stood on my innocence and always said that I’ve never assaulted anyone or disrespected anyone and I will continue to stand on that. But at the same time, I have to continue to push forward with my life and my career and, for us to be able to move forward, I have to be able to take steps and put pride to the side. I’m going to continue to stand on my innocence and keep pushing forward and I’ve always stood on not disrespecting or sexually assaulting anyone.”
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