FBI Reportedly Investigating Deshaun Watson Allegations, Possible Extortion

Update 08/21/2021 4:21pm:

Alleged victims of NFL player Deshaun Watson recently came out to say they

were “pissed” at the investigation taking place by the NFL. Now, it seems the

FBI has gotten involved in the matter, as they reportedly have been looking

into the matter.

It was noted by Watson’s lawyer Rusty Hardin that the player spoke to the FBI

about allegations of extortion concerning one of the lawsuits filed by an

accuser.

During a press conference, Hardin said, “In April, the FBI came to us and told

us they were investigating a matter as to whether one of Mr. [Tony] Buzbee’s

clients had committed extortion in the way they were demanding money from

Deshaun or what they would do if they didn’t pay it.” Hardin went on to say,

“We were not the ones who contacted them; they contacted us. We talked to

[the FBI]. We even let them interview Deshaun — and if y’all can find a lawyer

that will let his client talk to the FBI if the lawyer had thought his client had

done anything wrong or had any exposure, then I’ll be very, very surprised.”

During the press conference, Hardin read text messages that were from the

accuser who was allegedly trying to extort Watson, with the woman saying, “I

apologize for my actions.” Stay tuned for more updates.

source: ESPN


Original 08/13/2021 5:00pm:

According to reports, the NFL launched an investigation into the allegations

against Deshaun Watson, and along with that, they have been interviewing

alleged victims of Watson.

Now, it has been reported that many of the women interviewed by

investigators from the league have felt as they were being disrespected. One of

the alleged victims even went as far as saying they were “pissed.” One of the

alleged victims—Ashley Solis, said “This woman asked me what I was wearing,

which honestly really pissed me off. She explained that that’s something that

she has to ask—which I don’t believe at all. I’m not sure what I’m supposed to

be wearing that would suggest that I don’t want you to put your penis on my

hand. Do I need to wear a turtleneck?”

Another alleged victim named Lauren Baxley said, “My forensic interview

[with HPD] was very respectful and trauma-informed. They let me speak

uninterrupted, whereas with Lisa Friel and the [other NFL investigator], they

would cut me off, they would question things, they would circle back.” Both of

the women noted that they had frustration related to how the public has

focused on Watson’s career and how his current careers moves have made

their accounts seem minor. Stay tuned for more updates.

source: Sports Illustrated


Original 08/02/2021 12:21pm:

Deshaun Watson recently noted that he was willing to settle with 20-plus

women who accused him of sexual misconduct but noted he would do it under

the condition that the dealings would remain public. Now, one of the accusers

—Nia Reese Lewis-Smith, has come out and publicly gave details of what

Watson asked her to do.

Smith went on to say during their first massage session, Watson asked her to

massage the inside of his butt. She thought the scenario was weird but

attributed it to being a weird request. She noted that during the second

session, Watson allegedly requested oral sex from her.

Smith went on to say. “The only thing that really bothered me in the first

appointment was that he kept asking me to go inside his butt. I originally

thought it was the crack, and so I would go around that area, and he still

wasn’t satisfied. He was very adamant and was saying, don’t be afraid to go

inside. […] He basically didn’t want the rest of his body massaged, he wanted

his groin area massaged and his butt only…he kept saying do you want to put

in your mouth? It was just very, very uncomfortable.” As of now, Watson is

currently practicing with the Houston Texans while he awaits a possible trade.

Stay tuned for more updates.


Original 07/26/2021 7:26pm:

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is reportedly willing to settle

with the 20-plus women accusing him of sexual misconduct, as long as the

settlements are not confidential.

The football star’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, spoke with ESPN on Monday after it

was reported that ten women have filed complaints with Houston police about

Watson. Hardin stated that his client is not opposed to a financial settlement,

but all dealings would have to remain public.

“I do not want anybody to be saying that this guy paid off women to stay quiet

and so, if there ever was a settlement of any kind, it would have to be public

and therefore both sides, [Watson] and the women, would be able to say to the

world at large whatever they wanted,” Hardin said.

Tony Buzbee, the attorney representing Watson’s accusers, has previously

said there will be no settlements between the women and Watson.

In regards to Watson’s football future, the Houston Texans are reportedly

willing to grant Watson’s request for a trade. Hardin said he’s not involved in

his client’s career but noted that many teams are willing to make a deal for the

quarterback.

“Teams are ready to jump now if the Texans would trade with them, even

while all this is pending,” Hardin said. “There’s no question that teams,

numerous teams, are still interested. The ball is in the Texans’ court.”

Source: ESPN 

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