Brown’s Deshaun Watson met at least 66 women over 17 months
Brown’s Deshaun Watson met at least 66 women over 17 months
The New York Times reported that Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Deshaun Watson is being accused of making sexual advances towards multiple massage therapists who are speaking out.
Watson previously said he hired around 40 massage therapists during his five years in Houston. However, the former Texans’ quarterback is said to have met with at least 66 women for massages over a stretch of 17 months from the end of 2019 until early 2021, which runs counter to his previous statements.
The Houston Texans, Watson’s former team, is now accused of providing him with a venue for the massages and a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for the women to sign beforehand according to the New York Times story.
One woman ended a session after Watson suggested a sexual activity, according to the Times’s article. However, she signed the NDA because he told her she wouldn’t be paid otherwise.
“I specifically had to say, ‘No, I can’t do that,'” she said. “And that’s when I went into asking him, ‘What is it like being famous? Like, what’s going on? You’re about to mess up everything.’”
- Jenny Ventras - as told by anonymous person
NDA for a massage?
Watson reportedly received non-disclosure agreements from the Texans’ head of security, which were placed in his locker after one therapist threatened to post something on Instagram about him
That non-disclosure agreement was allegedly provided to Watson by Brent Naccara, a former Secret Service agent who serves as the Texans’ director of security. Watson reportedly received the document from Naccara after telling the Texans staffer about Instagram posts from one woman, Nia Smith, who was threatening to expose the quarterback’s behavior.
Smith, who last week became the 23rd woman to sue Watson, formerly worked at A New You Spa, located about 30 minutes from downtown Houston. Watson discovered the spa on Instagram in June 2020. Owner Dionne Louis runs the spa. In November 2020, Watson paid Louis $5,000 so that she could buy spa equipment.
"Deshaun continues to deny he did anything inappropriate with any of the plaintiffs."
- Rusty Hardin
Twenty-two women had already sued Watson before he was traded to the Browns. His lawyer, Rusty Hardin, was contacted by another 18 people on his behalf. Watson was asked what the need for 40 different massage therapists was during his news conference March 25. Watson downplayed the high number by saying he met 40 women over five years.
“Forty is just over the time; it’s not in one period of time,” Watson said. “I’ve been in Houston five years, so you go to different people. I can’t get too far into the details, but as businesses work and you move and meet different people and people have different schedules and blocks, you kind of meet people over time.”
- Deshaun Watson
It really is a mess. His behavior is a result of his habit or fetish or compulsion or whatever to have so many different women give him massages, apparently with the door open for something else. Watson has become all too used to receiving or seeking “happy endings” during massages, according to Hardin on Friday.
DeShaun Watson when the masseuse walks in pic.twitter.com/L10hv7UWuj
— Trip (@CoastDawg228) June 7, 2022
This reporting was all gathered from court documents that the Browns could have requested and reviewed themselves.
>In their first session, she said he got into the happy baby yoga pose — on his back with his feet in his hands — and asked her to massage between his testicles and anus. She laughed off the request but said he grabbed her wrist and put her hand there. Jeez.
Yeah I’m pretty confident the guy who had 66 massage therapists is guilty, indictment or not
>“Oh most definitely always professional,” he texted. “I even have a NDA I have therapist sign too.” He was referring to the N.D.A. he had received just days earlier from a member of the Texans’ security staff. Watson didn’t explain in the text how the woman would benefit from signing a document meant to protect him. Fuck this whole thing.
Nobody needs 66 massage therapists in a year and half. That is fucking stupid. Anybody who thinks this was anything but a guy trying to trick women into his house so he could try to make an advance on them is a complete idiot.
To be clear, not all 66 of the women say that he made advances on them. But many of them did. Some of them went along with his advances and didn't file complaints or sue. Others told him off and refused to see him again. It's almost like he tried the same thing over and over with different reactions from different people...which makes the story all that more believable.
The article ends with this statement from Watson. Complete denial. Zero humility or regret. No offers to seek therapy. No apologies to any of his victims. Dude is just doubling down on his bullshit. Which means if it goes unpunished, it's going to happen again at some point. “I don’t know,” Watson said. “Like I told you at the beginning of this depo, I’m still trying to figure out why we in the situation we are in right now, why I’m talking to you guys, why you guys are interviewing me. I don’t know. Do not know.”
I know not everyone thinks Colin Cowherd is a smart guy, but very early in this story he noted how important an athlete’s body is to him or her. Their body is what enables them to make money and build their legacy. Then he was like “I have one person I would trust to give me a professional massage, and I’m not even an athlete. You don’t think Tom Brady has ONE person he would go to for a massage? You think Tom Brady would be just scouring Instagram looking for someone to work his muscles out?” Basically, he was calling out the idea that these were legitimate massages as BS because there’s no way that Deshaun Watson, already a multi-million dollar athlete playing a position capable of earning hundreds of millions of dollars, would be this cavalier about who was taking care of his body if that was all it was. Considering that I still remember when a massage gone wrong put Carlos Correa on the shelf with a broken rib, I think he has a point.
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