Sexual Misconduct Civil Suit Filed Against Deshaun Watson

It seems that the Cleveland Browns QB, Deshaun Watson is in the hot seat again. A civil suit in Houston has been filed against him less than two months after settling 23 lawsuits accusing him of sexual misconduct.

“Jane Doe”, the plaintiff, who filed the lawsuit alleged that Watson pressured her into sexual activity during a professional massage session at a Houston hotel in 2020. “During the massage, Watson continually pressured Plaintiff into massaging his private area,” the lawsuit says. The plaintiff said Watson “was able to pressure her into oral sex,” and paid her more than double her normal fee as a masseuse.

Watson is accused of Civil Assault and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress. An NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy said in a statement:  “Watson’s status remains unchanged. We will monitor developments in the newly-filed litigation; and any conduct that warrants further investigation or possible additional sanctions would be addressed within the Personal Conduct Policy.”

Watson denied wrongdoing in his previous cases although he settled all but one of the sexual misconduct civil suits. Watson has been fined $5 million by the NFL and is currently on an 11-game suspension, but is eligible for reinstatement on November 28.