Houston (AP) — Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, accused of sexual assault and harassment in a lawsuit filed by 21 women, was investigated by police after a report on NFL players was submitted. Officials said on Friday.
so Friday tweetsThe Houston Police Department said the petitioner had submitted a report to the authorities about Watson.
“Like other allegations, the Houston Police Department is currently investigating and will not comment further during the investigation process,” law enforcement said.
Watson’s lawyer Rusty Hardin called the claim “useless” and questioned the claim made to NFL players, claiming it was made after a failed attempt. Blackmail His client is $ 30,000.
“We welcome this long postponed development. Next, we will learn the identity of at least one whistleblower. We will fully cooperate with the Houston Police,” Hardin said on Friday. Said in a statement.
It was not immediately clear whether the person who filed the report with the Houston Police was one of the women in the proceedings against Watson. Tony Busby, who represents 21 women, did not immediately return an email asking for comment on Friday.
women are, Proceedings Watson, who was sued in a state court in Houston, accused him of exposing himself, touching his penis, and kissing him unintentionally while receiving a massage. At least one woman claims that Watson forced oral sex during a December massage. All women who sued Watson were licensed massage therapists or worked in spas or similar businesses.
Earlier this week, Hardin had worked with Watson and said, “I have never felt uncomfortable or demanded anything outside the scope of a professional massage,” said 18 different women. Has issued a statement from.
The complaint filed with the Houston Police was after Busby did not provide evidence to the Houston Police earlier this week but said “go elsewhere to provide evidence to the investigative authorities” due to concerns with the authorities. come. Busby criticized the Houston Police Department’s recently resigned police chief, arguing that Hardin’s son was working for the police and would not fairly investigate the case.
Hardin called Busby’s concerns about the Houston police “ridiculous.”
NFL it is investigating Allegations against Watson.
Watson was one of the league’s top quarterbacks and led the NFL in the yard through last season. He signed a four-year $ 156 million contract extension with the Texans in the last offseason, but was dissatisfied with the team’s direction as Houston sank 4-12.Watson Requested a deal In January.
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