Deshaun Watson regrets the harm inflicted on those around him

Midfielder Deshaun Watson reiterated, Tuesday, that he is innocent of the numerous allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior during the massages directed against him, according to reports. ESPN. The Cleveland Browns member said again that he did not regret any of his actions, but admitted that he regretted the impact the allegations had on those around him.

“I understand that I regret the effect of that [cela a eu] Watson said. This includes my family. This includes this organization. This includes my colleagues in the dressing room who have to answer these questions. This includes Cleveland Browns fans. This includes men, women, and everyone around the world. This is something that I regret is the effect it has had on a lot of people. It is difficult to manage. »

In the past 15 days, another civil lawsuit has been filed against Watson, bringing the total number of cases against him to 24 alleging inappropriate sexual behavior during massages.

Attorney Tony Busby, who represents the women suing Watson, told WEWS-TV in Cleveland on Monday that two other women plan to sue the quarterback. Busby said an Atlanta attorney referred one of the women and was contacted by the other woman after watching the episode.real sportFrom HBO that aired a story about Watson.

“We have sent the video of Watson’s press conference,” Busby said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. We appreciate the Cleveland market and their strong support for new quarterback, Deshaun Watson. BUT: Given the volume of credible cases brought, the sworn testimony of the Chief Inquisitor, the indisputable facts, and the grief, pain and destruction caused by Watson, we believe it would be appropriate to see Deshaun Watson express his regret or remorse for the manner in which he treated these women, and may Some of them have filed a lawsuit and many have not yet done so. »

The The New York Times Last week it reported that Watson dated at least 66 different women over a 17-month period, from fall 2019 to spring 2021. The list of 66 women includes 24 women who have filed lawsuits against Watson; A woman sued Watson, but later withdrew her complaint; Two women filed a criminal complaint against Watson, but did not sue him; at least 15 therapists have issued statements of support to Watson at the request of his attorneys; at least four therapists contracted with Houston Texans; Five women identified by the plaintiffs’ attorneys during the investigation of their lawsuits; And at least 15 other women, whose dates with Watson were confirmed by interviews and records reviewed by The Times.

A few of these additional women spoke publicly for the first time in times. A woman who neither sued Watson nor filed a police complaint, told The Times that he insisted on asking him to perform sexual acts during the massage.

On March 25, in his introductory press conference with Brown, Watson said he “doesn’t regret” any of his actions during one of the massages. On Tuesday, Watson continued to deny any wrongdoing: “As I said, I have never assaulted anyone. I have never molested anyone. I have never disdained anyone. I have never forced anyone to do anything.”

Although two Texas grand juries dismissed Watson’s trial earlier this year, the NFL is investigating whether he violated its code of conduct and interviewed the quarterback in person last month as part of its investigation. At the spring meeting, Commissioner Roger Goodell said he believed the NFL was nearing the end of its investigation, but could not provide a timeline for when a decision would be made.

“I can’t control this. I did everything they asked me to do. I answered all the questions the NFL asked me honestly. I spent hours with these people. All I could do was be honest and tell them exactly what happened,” Watson said. “A job, so I have to respect that. What we want to do is cooperate. They have to make the best decision for the league.”

Watson was asked if he had considered filing anti-libel suits because of the damage the suits had caused to his reputation. He said he wasn’t focused on that and was just focusing on cleaning up his reputation.

Asked how his legal status would affect him, Watson said “it was difficult” and said he was trying to maintain a balance between his mental health and his social life.

“But I have a wonderful family. I have an excellent legal team. I have a great support group here in this organization. I go every day [en me concentrant] On my mission and being the best person I can be, said Watson. I cannot control what the other party does with the legal process. I just have to keep focusing on being the best Deshaun Watson I can be for this organization. »

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