Controversial Texan quarterback Deshaun Watson begins ‘five- and six-figure settlement offers to 22 women who are suing him for sexual misconduct’: At least one accuser ‘rejected a $100,000 deal’
Houston Texan quarterback Deshaun Watson has reportedly made a five or six figure settlement offer to some of the 22 women who have charged him with sexual misconduct in the past year.
The Daily Beast published a $100,000 bid, stating that Watson “enters into this agreement to buy peace and denies the Liberation Party’s allegations.”
The confidential agreement also requires the plaintiff to agree to dismiss the lawsuit “within 24 hours of the execution date,” abide by a contempt clause that prohibits them from publicly criticizing Watson, and prohibits them from disclosing the settlement amount.
The recipient of the offer published by the Daily Beast has reportedly declined.
Neither Watson’s attorney Rusty Hardin nor Tony Buzbee, the attorney for the 22 prosecutors, immediately responded to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
The recipient of the published settlement offer was not identified by the Daily Beast, although several other Watson accusers have spoken out publicly, saying they have suffered post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety since their encounters with the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback.
The plaintiffs, most of whom work as massage therapists or other similar professions, filed separate lawsuits in the spring of 2021 with Jane Does, alleging that Watson had exposed herself, tried to coerce them into sex, and in some cases set them up with his wife. penis during private sessions.
Two of the women also charged with sexual assault, alleging that Watson forced them to have oral sex with him.
Watson has been benched this season for what the team described as a “non-injury/personal matter” that would have left the Texans without a reliable quarterback in 2021. Consequently, Houston finished 4-13 and head coach David Culley was fired on Thursday after just a year at the helm.
Other teams have reportedly expressed interest in Watson, including the Miami Dolphins.