Most Women Sue Browns Quarterback Deshawn Watson agreed to a settlement agreement.
Tony Busby, an attorney representing 24 female massage therapists who allege Watson engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior during their sessions, announced today that 20 of his clients have settled the dispute.
“Today I announce that all but four of the cases against Deshawn Watson have been settled,” Buzby said in a statement. “We are working with documents related to these settlements. Once we do that, those specific cases will be rejected. Terms and amounts of mutual settlements are confidential. We will no longer comment on the settlement agreements or these cases.”
The settlement is an important step for Watson as he attempts to restart his NFL career, but that in no way means the NFL won’t suspend him. What benefits Watson is that the terms of the settlement will be kept confidential, making it more likely that Watson will be able to stop the flow of negative information that has caused significant damage to its reputation.
But until all 24 cases are settled, Watson remains in danger. And Buzby indicated that the first plaintiff, Ashley Solis, and three other plaintiffs continue to move forward.
“Ashley Solis is one of the heroes of this story. Her case is undecided and so her story and the story of three other brave women will continue. I look forward to hearing these cases in due course, in accordance with other obligations and the court’s schedule,” Buzby said.
An NFL investigation into potential violations of the league’s personal conduct policy is ongoing.