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Texans’ Deshaun Watson hit with 14th suit alleging sexual misconduct

A 14th woman has come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, according to a civil lawsuit filed Monday night.

The woman, an unnamed massage therapist in California, alleges that Watson exposed himself to her and touched her with his genitals during a massage session at a house in Beverly Hills, California on July 15. She also claims that Watson told her afterward: “I will not have you sign a (non-disclosure agreement) but don’t ever talk about this.”

The woman’s claims echo those made by more than a dozen other women who have filed lawsuits against Watson in Harris County District Court over the past week.

Watson, 25, broadly denied wrongdoing in a statement released last week, before the first lawsuit was publicly available. His attorney, Rusty Hardin, has since described the women’s claims as “meritless” and indicated that they would respond to the lawsuits in greater depth at some point this week.

Watson has not been charged with a crime, or suspended by the NFL. The league confirmed last week that it is investigating the matter under the auspices of its personal conduct policy.

Attorney Tony Buzbee, who is representing all 14 of the women, said in a news conference last week that his firm’s next step would be to submit information and evidence to Houston police and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office – the first steps toward potential criminal charges. Buzbee did not immediately reply to an email inquiry Tuesday about whether that had occurred.

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