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Deshaun Watson, the Cleveland Browns quarterback, has reached settlements with 20 of the 24 ladies who’ve filed lawsuits in opposition to him, the lawyer Tony Buzbee introduced Tuesday morning. In a press release, Buzbee, who represents Watson’s accusers, mentioned that the phrases and quantities of those settlements have been confidential and that he wouldn’t remark additional.
The primary public allegation in opposition to Watson of sexual misconduct throughout a therapeutic massage appointment was made in March 2021, leading to an onslaught of lawsuits filed by extra ladies. Buzbee mentioned that Ashley Solis, who filed the preliminary lawsuit, was one of many 4 ladies who had not settled.
The accusations in opposition to Watson concerned therapeutic massage appointments he had when he performed for the Houston Texans. He was traded to Cleveland in March after a grand jury in Harris County, Texas, declined to indict him on legal fees. The Browns gave Watson an unprecedented, absolutely assured five-year, $230 million contract.
However Watson has confronted extra strain in current weeks, with two new ladies submitting lawsuits in opposition to him. Buzbee additionally mentioned that he deliberate so as to add the Texans as a defendant after a New York Instances investigation confirmed that the group supplied the venue Watson used for among the appointments and furnished him with a nondisclosure settlement.