Stunning Series Of Messages From Deshaun Watson’s Latest Accuser Expose “Bad Faith” Nature of “Unrequited Love” Suit, Says Attorney
Stunning messages released by Deshaun Watson‘s attorneys in a recent court motion cast serious doubts on the claims of his latest accuser. Watson, who was recently sued by Jane Doe in civil court had faced serious accusations of sexual assault including allegations that he pressured Doe to perform oral sex on him and paid her for it.
In the lawsuit filed by Texas by Universal Law Group on Oct. 13, the woman claimed Watson contacted her on Instagram in 2020 to make an appointment for a massage. Doe says Watson allegedly tried to have sex with her but ultimately gave her $300 for oral sex, saying she was pressured into it.
Now, Watson is the one filing with the court. In his latest motion, first reported by Camryn Justice of News 5 Cleveland, Watson is asking for sanctions against the law firm that filed the suit in “bad faith.” Watson claims that the suit “may be a case of unrequited love” and evidences an alleged series of seemingly desperate messages from the accuser to Watson.
“In September 2021—nearly a year after the massage session, (Doe) claims was so traumatizing, she sent the following direct messages to Mr. Watson—none of which were answered,” the filing reads.
“This obviously does not sound like a person who was pressured into performing oral sex,” Watson’s attorney writes. “Lawsuits without merit are a form of legal extortion. ULG knew—or should have known—this case was a sham but filed it anyway. ULG filed this lawsuit anonymously to pressure Mr. Watson into a quick settlement. By refusing to provide Mr. Watson with the name of his accuser, ULG made it impossible for him to responsibly respond to her bogus allegations until the Court forced her to comply with Texas law by revealing her identity.”
Watson’s attorneys claim that the Houston Police Department “was aware of (Doe’s) allegations and interviewed her as early as April 2021.”
“Her allegations were considered—and ultimately rejected—by police, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and a Harris County Grand Jury. Likewise, NFL
investigators were fully aware of (Doe’s) allegations and chose not to base their findings on any of her uncredible contentions. The numerous persons that considered (Doe’s) allegations all decided to take no action because of the overwhelming evidence contradicting her claim of assault.”
Watson tells the court that on November 4, 2021, his latest accuser was interviewed by his attorneys pursuant to a discovery subpoena and provided her text and direct message communications to his attorney Rusty Hardin’s firm.
During an alleged conversation at the firm, Hardin says that the accuser said, “I wasn’t scared, I wasn’t intimidated. I didn’t do anything I didn’t want to do. I didn’t do anything where I didn’t feel like it was safe.”
Hardin claims the accuser went on to say, “I would love to love him. Oh, my God. I would love to be in love, and to love him.… I don’t want to put criminal charges on him. It wasn’t criminal. We were in there playing around and that was it.”
Watson claims that his accuser sent more than 35 messages to Watson, “none of which were answered.”
The messages, shown below, allege that the accuser said she was meditating about Deshaun Watson and would like to meet him. She then allegedly asks him to invest in her and sends him a picture of himself titled “my favorite pick of you.”
In a June exchange, the accuser allegedly says she will be in Chicago and would like to see Watson, asking for his number via the direct message.
A week later, the accuser allegedly says she feels special about her connection with Watson and needs him.
“I know you love me. Make me feel good again,” she allegedly wrote.
The messages that continue on, seem to have no reply back from Watson in the exhibits Watson’s attorneys attached to the filings.
Later on in September, the woman allegedly advertises her sexual services and asks Watson to meet at the Houstonian hotel.
“You wanna mean something to me?” she allegedly writes, again with no reply from Watson back.
Hardin says that the accuser claimed in her court documents that she “is licensed and professional and has never had any issues outside of her experience with Defendant.”
However, Hardin claims that in August 2020, the accuser posted a YouTube video entitled “That time I worked at a happy ending” describing inappropriate encounters with “a Pakistani guy” and an “old white man.”
While Watson’s filing claims the accuser was in love with him, it also says that by no stretch of the imagination is this a case of sexual assault. Hardin claims the other law firm merely filed the suit to harass Watson. Both Watson and Hardin are asking for monetary sanctions of at least $5,000 which is “less than one-third” of the costs that Watson had to spend just to find out the woman’s legal identity, the filing claims.
“Good cause exists for the imposition of this sanction because a monetary penalty will not only punish ULG—the primary offender—for its intentional bad acts but will—or should— also serve as a deterrent to future litigants,” the motion states.
Hardin says the law firm representing Doe never contacted Hardin’s firm about the suit before going to the media. Watson also alleges that the firm failed to investigate the woman’s claims before filing the allegedly meritless suit. Attorneys have a legal obligation to make sure there are grounds for a suit and that it is not frivolous, prior to filing.
When Hardin tried to confer with the firm, he claims he was told the attorneys were tied up in meetings but in reality says they were conducting media interviews about the case.
“In reality, Ms. Nguyen was spewing falsehoods in media interviews
while using anonymity to silence Mr. Watson’s response,” says the filing.
Attorney Anissah Nguyen in fact spoke to a media outlet and said that the accuser’s goal was for Watson to publicly admit his wrongdoing. She said her client would have to endure tough conversations as a result of filing this suit.
The woman’s lawsuit recently garnered headlines as it was filed after Watson settled the majority of the more than two dozen lawsuits filed against him alleging sexual misconduct. In August, the NFL and Watson agreed that he would serve an eleven game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Watson also agreed to pay a fine and get therapy as part of the settlement. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently commented that Watson has met the terms of the settlement and he is due to return to play when the Browns face Watson’s former team The Houston Texans.
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