Houston Police Investigate Deshaun Watson Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Houston Police has launched an official investigation against Deshaun Watson after receiving a criminal complaint against him.

“As with any allegation, the Houston Police Department is now conducting an investigation and will not comment further during the investigative process,” the department wrote in a statement.

Several women have stepped forward to accuse the NFL player of sexualizing massages. One of the women says the player even tried to “coerce her towards his penis.”

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Watson denies the charges against him.

“As a result of a social media post by a publicity-seeking plaintiff’s lawyer, I recently became aware of a lawsuit that has apparently been filed against me,” he wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. 

“I have not yet seen the complaint, but I know this: I have never treated any woman with anything other than the utmost respect. The plaintiff’s lawyer claims that this isn’t about money, but before filing the suit he made a baseless six-figure settlement demand, which I quickly rejected. Unlike him, this isn’t about money for me—it’s about clearing my name, and I look forward to doing that.”