Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson now faces 23 lawsuits filed by as many women who who have accused him of sexual misconduct. The latest one was brought on Wednesday by a A New U Salon Spa in Houston worker, who Opoyi will not name. 

The plantiff had three meetings with Watson from June 2020 through September 2020. In the first, she said, the player wanted her to focus on his buttocks. In the second, he ‘attempted to grab her buttocks and brushed up against her rear’. He also asked the plantiff is she wanted to engage in a sexual act. In the third session, Watson is accused of getting naked in front of her and refused to himself, repeatedly requesting she have sex with him.

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The number of lawsuits against Watson have reached 23 for the second time. A previous plantiff dropped her suit.

All the 23 are being represented by Attorney Tony Buzbee. On Tuesday, after filing the latest suit in Texas, he said in a text to the AP that there could be more legal action forthcoming against Watson.

“I will be filing a 24th case soon,” he said. Buzbee did not provide any details about the latest case.

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Out of the 23 civil lawsuits filed since April 23, 2021, two claim that Watson pressured them to perform oral sex during massages. He is also accused of engaging in a ‘pattern of lewd behavior’ with women hired to provide personal services. 

The suits claim that he coerced the women to touch him in a sexual manner, exposed himself or moved his body in ways that forced them to touch his penis. The incidents cited in the suits were said to have occurred from March 2020 to March 2021.

Deshaun Watson, who previously played for the Houston Texans, voiced against racial injustice and police brutality. In the 2020 off-season, the 26-year-old appeared in a video of players that  urged the league to support protests by players. 

The previous 22 lawsuits were filed in 2021, and two of those cases recently received national attention when two of the women were interviewed for a segment on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.”

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Both women provided graphic details of their encounters with Watson, who was traded from Houston to Cleveland in March. The Browns sent five draft picks — including three first-rounders — to the Texans and then signed the three-time Pro Bowler to a fully guaranteed five-year, $230 million contract despite his legal entanglement and the cases still pending.

Watson has denied any wrongdoing. He is facing a possible suspension from the NFL. The 26-year-old has not  spoken to the media since his introductory news conference on March 25.