Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is facing three additional lawsuits, all filed on Sunday night, including one that claims that Watson is deleting Instagram messages and contacting the women “who formally provided him massages, in an attempt to settle” those cases, according to ESPN’s Sarah Barshop.
The three new lawsuits were available Monday morning on the Harris County District Clerk’s website, which now brings the total number of lawsuits filed against Watson to 19. The three new lawsuits accuse Watson of sexually assaulting women during massage sessions by “purposely” touching them with his penis and state that his “behavior is part of a disturbing pattern”, with the third lawsuit also includes the accusation that Watson is deleting the Instagram messages and contacting the plaintiffs “as a result of the repeated lawsuits against him.”
“Plaintiffs have not brought these cases for money or attention; instead Plaintiffs seek a change in behavior with regard to Watson, and a change of culture in the NFL,” said the lawsuit, filed by Houston attorney Tony Buzbee.
“It would be inappropriate for the District Attorney’s Office to comment on a civil lawsuit, and we refrain from publicly discussing allegations in any matter until and if a criminal charge is filed; we do this out of fairness to all,” Dane Schiller, a spokesperson for the Harris County district attorney, said last week.