Tony Buzbee, who represents the plaintiffs of the Browns quarterback, indicated that the case of Ashley Solis and three others continue.
BRISTOL — Twenty of 24 lawsuits filed against Deshaun Watson have been settled, according to the attorney representing women who accused the now-Cleveland Browns quarterback of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior.
Attorney Tony Buzbee announced Tuesday that Ashley Solis’s case against Watson and three other unnamed women have not concluded.RELATED
“The cases against Deshaun Watson began with a phone call, from a brave and strong woman. That woman was Ashley Solis. At the time of that call she was just one of hundreds of calls seeking legal assistance that our firm receives weekly. Even though our selection process originally turned her down, my staff insisted that I speak with her in person. I’m glad she insisted. Once we had a second look and after contact with Watson’s original attorney, who disrespected her Ashley and her profession, who arrogantly downplayed the behavior of someone she referred to as an ‘asset,’ I became convinced that our law firm should try to help her. As a result of Ashley’s lonely but courageous voice, soon many women who had allegedly experienced the same conduct were encouraged to come forward. I am incredibly proud to represent them all,” Buzbee said in his statement. either.
Deshaun Watson is facing multiple sexual assault and misconduct lawsuits. Getty Images
“They have endured vile criticism and fanatical ignorance. They faced withering cross-examination by skilled litigators and stood their ground. They are all warriors. Today we have a major announcement about those cases, but it is important to note that without Ashley Solis, the conduct experienced for these women I probably would have continued unfettered. The truth is, without their courage and willingness to step up, the NFL would not be contemplating punishment right now; there would be no review of how teams could knowingly or unknowingly , allow certain behavior; sports teams would not be reviewing their selection processes; and this important story would not have dominated sports headlines for more than a year.
“Today I am announcing that all but four of the cases against Deshaun Watson have been resolved. We are working on the paperwork related to those settlements. Once we have, those particular cases will be dismissed. The terms and amounts of the settlements they are confidential. We will not comment further on the settlements or those cases.
“As I noted, Ashley Solis is one of the heroes of this story. Her case has not been resolved and therefore her story and that of three other brave women will continue. I look forward to litigating those cases in due course, according to others.” court records and calendar.