Texas lawyer Tony Buzbee announced that his firm will be holding a press conference on Tuesday to address “important and significant developments in the Deshaun Watson case.”
Buzbee, whose firm has filed 22 civil lawsuits against the Texans’ quarterback, announced on his Instagram that the conference will be streamed on Instagram’s platform and the floor will be open to some questions from accredited press in attendance.
The announcement comes on the heels of Houston Police Department’s statement that a complainant has filed a report against Watson. Buzbee confirmed that the complainant is not part of his firm’s process.
“We welcome this long overdue development,” Watson’s lawyer Rusty Hadin said in a statement following the news from the Houston Police Department. “Now we will learn the identity of at least one accuser. We will fully cooperate with the Houston Police Department.”
Hadin previously issued a press release with what he claims are 18 massage therapists’ testimonials supporting Watson. The release includes names, which Buzbee’s civil suits do not include.
Buzbee initially stated that he would turn over evidence to the Houston Police Department but has since rescinded that statement because of his past conflict with former Police Chief Art Acevedo.
Texans general manager Nick Caserio has acknowledged the ongoing accusations and said that the organization will continue to monitor the legal process.
“It’s a legal process, so we are certainly respectful of that,” Caserio said on a Houston-based radio show. “We certainly take them very seriously. The allegations or what’s been discussed are certainly troubling. Organizationally, that’s not something we can condone, those types of actions. We’ll let the legal process take care of itself, and however it’s going to unfold, we’ll certainly do what we can to help facilitate for everybody.”
Watson has denied any wrongdoings through his Twitter page.
Photo: (Eric Christian Smith/AP Photo)
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