Deshaun Watson has 19 civil cases against him already all filed with powerhouse attorney Tony Buzbee, but this case is different. Sports Illustrated writer Jenny Vrentas put together an amazing interview with a massage therapist named Mary.
Mary a massage therapist in Texas is different than every other accuser, because she did not hire Tony Buzbee. She hired her own attorney. She told her story and it is very disturbing.
First, Watson asked for a private entry to her office, so she accommodated him by allowing him to use the back stairs. She prepared her office with a big towel which she always uses for her clients. About half way into his 90 minute session, is when things became awkward.
She used the oversize towel to drape him until about 45 minutes into the session, when she says he tossed the towel onto the floor, saying it was too itchy. Watson was lying face up on the table, naked and totally uncovered, something Mary says has never happened during any of her other massage appointments.
“I was in shock,” Mary says. She proceeded with the massage without the towel, knowing that her payment was coming from another therapist. “I trusted the therapist that referred him to me that nothing weird was going to happen.”
After 90 minutes, Watson asked to extend the session for another hour. She continued to work only on his quads, inner thighs and abdomen—the specific areas he requested. Watson developed an erection, she says, and also began clenching and slowly “thrusting the air.” Mary at first wondered whether his movements were a pain response to her deep-tissue work, so she asked whether he was O.K. She says he replied that he was fine and stopped thrusting for a short time.
Mary learned during her massage training that erections can develop as a relaxation response. She recalls situations in the past when that’s happened to a client while they dozed off; they usually become embarrassed when they realize it and start talking about something random to divert their thoughts. If that doesn’t work, she’ll sometimes switch to a more painful massage technique. But Watson’s behavior indicated to her that “his intentions were different.” She adds, “There was one point that he did tell me that I could move [his penis] if I needed to, and I just completely ignored him.” She took this as a suggestion to touch his exposed penis.
Watson stayed on his back for the entire session. While massaging his abdomen, Mary says she noticed “different fluids on his stomach.” She remembers questioning whether it was really pre-ejaculate, telling herself, This can’t be what I think it is. In the final five to 10 minutes of the session, Mary says Watson began thrusting his pelvis in the air again, this time much faster. “At that point, I recognized it for what it was,” Mary says. She says she told him he needed to “calm down.” He stopped, the session ended and she left the room to let him get dressed. When she returned, he gave her a hug. Because of his request to use the back entrance, she then had to walk him out of the building.
This is wild, I am sorry, but she had evidence of the messages as well. I have known Jenny for a long time and I know if she reviewed the text messages, there is some sort of context here. Jenny is not going to put something on paper like this article if there was no evidence. That is crazy.