An ESPN examination of lawsuits filed against Watson and interviews with six others who were hired to massage him reveal a complex portrait of a man on a seemingly insatiable hunt for massage therapy.
Texas lawyer Tony Buzbee said he knew of only two victims when he filed the initial civil lawsuit against Texans QB Deshaun Watson. Three weeks later, he had filed 22 cases. We asked experts to analyze the risks and rewards of Buzbee's legal strategy.
Deshaun Watson's lawyer said Friday there were some "consensual encounters" between the Texans quarterback and some of the women who have filed lawsuits against him, but he said Watson never engaged in any acts that were not "mutually desired."
In hearings Friday, two judges ruled that most of the plaintiffs suing Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson must identify themselves.
On the eve on the new NFL year, the first of 22 civil cases was filed against Watson. Here is a timeline of what has transpired for Watson since.
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A Texas court granted two motions for emergency hearings -- filed by Deshaun Watson's attorney, Rusty Hardin -- over identifying the women who filed civil lawsuits against Watson.
Nike has suspended its endorsement deal with Deshaun Watson, and sources told ESPN that Beats by Dre is ending its sponsorship of Watson amid the sexual assault and inappropriate behavior allegations against the Texans quarterback.
Two of the 22 women who filed lawsuits against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson alleging sexual assault and inappropriate behavior came forward publicly during a news conference Tuesday.
A 22nd lawsuit has been filed against Deshaun Watson, alleging that the quarterback assaulted a woman "by touching her with his penis and exposing himself."
The Houston Police Department has launched an investigation concerning Deshaun Watson after a complainant filed a report against the Texans quarterback on Friday.
The Houston Texans quarterback has denied the allegations in the lawsuits, which do not name any of the women.
Two more lawsuits were filed against Deshaun Watson alleging sexual assault and inappropriate behavior on Tuesday night, pushing the total to 21, while 18 women defended the quarterback in voluntary statements released to Watson's lawyer.
GM Nick Caserio said on a podcast that the Texans are "certainly cognizant and aware" of the lawsuits filed against QB Deshaun Watson and said they are "certainly troubling" and the team takes them "very seriously."
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Three more lawsuits have been filed accusing Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior, including one that says the Texans QB allegedly has deleted Instagram messages and is contacting women in an attempt to settle the cases.
The Houston Texans promoted Greg Grissom to team president, replacing Jamey Rootes, who resigned in February.
With 16 lawsuits now having been filed against Deshaun Watson, his attorney said "any allegation" that the Houston Texans quarterback "forced a woman to commit a sexual act is completely false."
Another lawsuit accuses Texas quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and inappropriate conduct, this time in California, just the second of the 14 allegations to take place outside the Houston area.