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Lawsuit alleges 'at least 30 different women' may have experienced misconduct from Browns' Deshaun Watson

Yardbarker logo Yardbarker 6/27/2022 Zac Wassink, Yardbarker
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson © Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson

It was learned earlier on Monday that, as expected, a first lawsuit had been filed against the Houston Texans for their alleged enabling of current Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is still dealing with four remaining active civil lawsuits regarding accusations of sexual misconduct during massage sessions after his legal team settled 20 of the cases. 

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio has since examined the petition filed on Monday and found that more women may come forward accusing Watson of inappropriate behavior. 

"It is now known that in many of Watson’s multiple massage interactions, more than massage therapy occurred — indeed, with at least thirty different women, the 'more' that occurred included unwanted sexual advances and outright sexual assault by Watson," reads a section of the lawsuit. "Each of those thirty plus women, most of which are complete strangers to one another, experienced strikingly similar conduct from Watson." 

Watson has repeatedly maintained his innocence, and two grand juries elected against pursuing criminal charges. It's nevertheless widely believed that the NFL will look to suspend the 26-year-old who joined the Browns from the Texans via a March trade for at least one entire season. 


Video: Rapoport: NFL's disciplinary decision on Watson expected to come in about two weeks (NFL)

"The league’s proposed suspension of Watson, an indefinite ban lasting at least one year, is aimed at factoring the possibility of more lawsuits into the final decisions made in the case," Florio explained. 

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