Deshaun Watson is currently at the center of a very messy and extremely complicated legal storm.
It all started with a single massage therapist coming out and accusing him of being inappropriate with her. Then came another. And another. In total, 21 lawsuits have been filed against the Houston Texans quarterback.
The underlying theme of the accusations, although not always identical, seems to be pretty similar.
Watson is accused of reaching out to massage therapists via social media direct messages, arranging an appointment, and then harassing the massage therapists working on him.
It’s very serious stuff.
Amazingly enough, awesemo.com was reportedly able to get a copy of one of the DMs Watson sent to a massage therapist. It lends some substance to what up until this point has just been a lot of talk.
It will be interesting to see where things ultimately go from here.
Deshaun Watson’s GF with the cryptic post. https://t.co/RHO5BUUm2D
— Game 7 (@game7__) March 26, 2021
Although the case laid out in the media against Watson is pretty damning, it is not without some oddities. The police department seems to be contradicting a lot of what the attorney who is representing the alleged victims is saying. The reliability of at least one accuser has been deeply undermined already. It’s all very messy.
At this stage, given the lack of tangible information available, the best everyone can hope for is that ultimately the wronged parties in all this, whomever they may be, get the justice they deserve.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.