A new civil lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct has been filed against Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, bringing the total to 23.
The first lawsuit filed against Watson since the initial 22 in spring of 2021, the new case alleges the quarterback exposed himself to the woman, touched her between her legs and repeatedly requested that she have sex with him.
While the woman initially opted not to file a lawsuit against Watson, she changed her mind upon watching a segment about the lawsuits on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.”
“In that piece, plaintiff was struck by the courage of the victims willing to step forward and speak and was extremely displeased by Watson and his legal team’s mistreatment and revictimizations of the plaintiffs,” the lawsuit states in details shared by USA Today’s Brent Schrotenboer. “But it was Watson himself claiming that even now he has ‘no regrets’ and has done nothing wrong that solidified her resolve. She brings this case seeking minimum compensation, but to obtain a court finding that Watson’s conduct was wrong.”
The NFL is currently investigating Watson to determine if his alleged actions violated the league’s personal conduct policy.
Watson has not been arrested or charged, and denies all wrongdoing.
Cleveland acquired Watson from the Houston Texans in a massive trade in March involving three first-round picks, a third-rounder and two fourth-round selections.
The Browns then promptly signed Watson to a five-year, fully-guaranteed $230 million contract.