A new lawsuit has been filed against Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson in Harris County, Texas, according to News 5 Cleveland.
Attorney Anissah M. Nguyen has filed the suit on Thursday on behalf of a woman who identified as “Jane Doe”, who is a licensed massage therapist. The suit claims Watson tried to have sexual relations during a massage therapy that occurred in December of 2020.
The therapist claims Watson reached out via Instagram.
Watson is accused of trying to have sex with the woman and when she refused, the woman claims he was able to “pressure her into oral sex,” before paying her $300 for her services despite her $115-an-hour rate.
In August, Watson’s suspension was increased from six games to 11 with an additional $5 million fine. The provision from the original six-game suspension also requires Watson to undergo therapy and treatment as part of the settlement.
According to the lawsuit, Jane Doe seeks “minimal compensatory damages” as a result of the filing.
The lawsuit comes days after Watson was allowed back in Berea to attend team meetings and game planning with the Browns. He is not eligible to practice with the team until Nov. 14.