Four new civil lawsuits were filed Monday morning against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, alleging indecent conduct and sexual assault.
The latest court filings in Harris County, Texas bring the total number of complaints against Watson to 11 after the seven complaints filed last week.
Houston attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents the 11 women who have filed lawsuits against Watson, told reporters on Friday that he plans to file a total of 12 lawsuits against Watson. Buzbee also said he spoke to 10 other women about Watson’s conduct.
One of the new lawsuits against Watson accuses him of sexually assaulting a massage therapist last year after allegedly grabbing her butt and genitals during a massage in addition to touching her with her genitals and having tried to force her to perform a sexual act.
Another lawsuit accuses Watson of exposing himself and touching the complainant with his genitals during a massage earlier this month.
Buzbee told reporters on Friday that he intended to put together a package of information regarding the cases to present to local authorities.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office told NFL.com on Friday that it currently has no investigation involving Watson. The Houston Police Department also told NFL.com that there is currently no investigation involving Watson.
The NFL informed the Texans on Thursday that it was investigating allegations made last week against Watson as part of the league’s personal conduct policy.
Watson’s attorney Rusty Hardin released the following statement on Friday afternoon:
“I am extremely proud to represent Deshaun Watson and fully support him against what we believe to be baseless allegations,” Hardin said. “However, we will wait to comment in detail until we have completed our review of Mr. Buzbee’s many evolving claims. We will respond next week and ask you to keep an open mind until we do. ”