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Deshaun Watson sexual assault allegation: Monday hearing to decide whether accusers should be questioned before Houston Texans QB

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – The lawsuit against Texas quarterback Deshaun Watson is scheduled to go to trial this afternoon.

At issue is whether the 22 women who have filed civil lawsuits accusing Watson of sexual misconduct should give their oaths before Watson does.

This has been a busy week in case. On Thursday, Watson is expected to give her sworn statement about what happened to the 22 women, but that could be delayed depending on what happens in court on Monday.

Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, wants all 22 accusers to give their oaths about what happened between them and the former NFL star.

The women allege that Watson went to them for a massage, but acted inappropriately.

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Watson is expected to give her oath on Thursday, but depending on what the judge decides, it could be pushed back.

This happened almost a year ago.

The women at the center of the lawsuit, and their attorney, Tony Buzbee, continue their efforts to hold Watson accountable, while Watson’s legal team continues to work to battle the charges.

“Deshaun Watson assaulted and harassed me on March 30, 2020 in my own home, doing what I love most,” Watson’s first accuser, Ashley Solis, said in 2021.

“All I’m asking here is that we give this man the same benefits that women should get. But there are men who do terrible things? It’s entirely possible.” Hardin said at a press conference in 2021. “Sometimes, women do too. And I want people to reserve judgment until we have proof.”

In October, a judge signed a search warrant allowing the accusers’ attorneys to access Watson’s social media platforms, including the Cash App.

Today’s hearing is scheduled at 2pm

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