Deshaun Watson Allegations—A Breakdown of Every Lawsuit Houston Texans Star Faces

Deshaun Watson's lawyer insisted on Tuesday his firm has "strong evidence" one of the lawsuits filed against his client is false as the number of lawsuits accusing the Houston Texans quarterback of sexual assault and inappropriate conduct climbed to 16.

Rusty Hardin said he believes "any allegation that Deshaun forced a woman to commit a sexual act is completely false" and there was "strong evidence" one of the lawsuits was false, which in turn "calls into question the legitimacy of other cases."

Hardin's statement came before Houston lawyer Tony Buzbee filed two more lawsuits against Watson, bringing the tally to 16. Buzbee claimed on Monday that a total of 24 women had come forward with similar sexual and civil assault allegations.

The alleged incidents accuse the Texans quarterback of a series of inappropriate behavior during massage appointments over the last 12 months, including forcing a masseuse to have oral sex with him and refusing to cover his genitals.

The lawsuits do not name any of the women and Watson has denied all the allegations.

Here's a breakdown of the alleged incidents, according to the lawsuits.

March 30, 2020

The woman, who was contacted by Watson via direct message on Instagram, alleges he exposed his penis and touched her hand with it, after insisting no one should be present during the massage.

After she abruptly interrupted the massage, he allegedly told her: "I know you have a career and a reputation, and I know you would hate for someone to mess with yours, just like I don't want anyone messing with mine."

The alleged incident took place at the plaintiff's home in Texas.

April 19, 2020

The plaintiff claims Watson instructed her to work on his groin area. According to the lawsuit, when he rolled over onto his back, he touched her hand with his penis before ejaculating. The alleged incident took place at a spa in Houston and the woman was contacted by Watson on Instagram.

May 28, 2020

The lawsuit states Watson told the plaintiff—a personal trainer, who did not specialize in massage—to focus the massage on his groin, glutes and lower abdominals. At one stage, the Texans quarterback allegedly exposed his penis and touched her hand, saying "I hope you don't mind if we continue the massage like this." The incident allegedly unfolded at Watson's home in Houston.

June 2, 2020

The plaintiff said she was contacted by Watson on Instagram and by phone, with the Texans quarterback telling her he had made "a lot of massage therapists uncomfortable and it's really hard for me to find someone who will meet my needs." During the massage, which took place at a spa in Houston, at several times Watson reportedly tried to remove his towels and expose his penis.

June 2020 and August 17, 2020

Watson met the plaintiff, who offers bodywork and stretch therapy classes, at a hotel where he was staying. He allegedly groped her buttocks and her vagina, before touching her hand with his penis. Two months later, he booked a massage with the same therapist via Instagram but the plaintiff did not realize who Watson was until he arrived for the appointment at a spa in Houston. During the massage, he allegedly exposed himself, forced the plaintiff's mouth onto his penis and masturbated in front of her.

July 2020

The plaintiff alleges Watson asked her to massage the area underneath his genitals as he lay naked on his stomach. According to the lawsuit, he then turned on his stomach and ejaculated on the woman's face and body, as she massaged his groin. The alleged incident took place at the plaintiff's home in Houston.

July 15, 2020

Watson allegedly met the plaintiff at a home in Beverly Hills, California. Here the woman, a licensed massage therapist who had been contacted on Instagram, alleges she was led to perform the massage in a room where the Texans quarterback locked door. When Watson flipped on his back, he allegedly had an erection and grabbed the masseuse's hands and moved them onto his penis. "I will not make you sign an NDA [Non disclosure agreement] but don't ever talk about this," he told her, according to the lawsuit.

August 2, 2020

As with previous lawsuits, Watson reportedly set up the appointment by contacting the plaintiff on Instagram and met her in a hotel in Houston. According to the lawsuit, he repeatedly asked whether he could be naked during the massage and once the plaintiff returned to the room after the session, he allegedly asked her if she did more than her professional work "for more money". Watson was naked at the time of the alleged comment, the lawsuit states.

August 28, 2020

Watson contacted the plaintiff on Instagram and met her at a hotel in Houston. During the appointment, the Texans quarterback reportedly tried to get her to touch his genitals and expose himself before the plaintiff ended the massage.

September 9, 2020 and October 2020

The plaintiff said over several appointments Watson asked her "what would she do about his erection" and allegedly tried to put his penis into her hand. The lawsuit states he complained she was wearing too many clothes and tried to kiss her.

September 24, 2020

Watson contacted the masseuse on Instagram and allegedly asked her if it would be OK for him to "get aroused" during the massage. The plaintiff claims he ejaculated after moving his body to have his penis touch her hand.

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Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans in action against the Tennessee Titans during a game at NRG Stadium on January 3 in Houston, Texas. Sixteen civil cases have been filed against the quarterback. Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

October 19, 2020 and November 2020

The plaintiff alleges she was asked by Watson to work on his inner thighs and agreed to do so after he insisted. In their second meeting, Watson allegedly kissed her, before exposing himself and offering to pay extra if she worked on his buttocks and penis.

October 8, 2020

The lawsuit alleges Watson exposed himself during the massage and that the plaintiff had to brush against his penis to continue massaging his lower stomach and inner thighs as instructed. Once the plaintiff told Watson she wasn't paid to touch his penis, he allegedly replied that was what he had paid for. The woman claims she was told Watson may require her to sign an NDA before the massage, but she did not do so.

December 28, 2020

Watson contacted the plaintiff, a licensed massage therapist, on Instagram before meeting her in an office building in Houston. Here he allegedly asked to touch his genitals and forced the woman to have oral sex with him. The lawsuit states she blacked out for a few minutes from fear as a result.

January 21, 2021

According to the lawsuit, Watson exposed his erect penis and touched the plaintiff's hand with it after she told him not to remove his towel and that the massage would be strictly professional.

March 5, 2021

The plaintiff claims Watson, who had contacted her on Instagram, instructed her to work on his groin area during the massage. When she refused, he exposed himself and put her hand on his penis, the lawsuit states. The alleged incident happened in Sandy Springs, Georgia, making only the second of the 16 incidents cover the lawsuits not to have taken place in the Houston area.