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Deshaun Watson Settles 20 Of 24 Lawsuits

24th Accuser Files Civil Lawsuit Against Browns' Deshaun Watson

The case of Deshaun Watson and his ongoing legal battle has taken a significant turn. As detailed by Brent Schrotenboer of the Akron Beacon Journal, the Browns quarterback has settled 20 of the 24 lawsuits filed against him.

Tony Buzbee, the attorney for the plaintiffs suing Watson for sexual assault and sexual misconduct, released a statement which reads in part, “Today I announce that all cases against Deshaun Watson, with the exception of four, have settled. We are working through the paperwork related to those settlements. Once we have done so, those particular cases will be dismissed.”

Buzbee understandably adds that the details of the settlements will remain confidential. Still, this is a substantial development for the embattled QB, whose arrival in Cleveland has been overshadowed by the ongoing litigation he faces and the subsequent league discipline he is expected to receive as a result.

Of the four remaining suits, one is that brought forward by Ashley Solis, the first to be filed against Watson. Buzbee confirmed that he and his legal team still plan to proceed with her case, which began the sequence of events including Watson’s trade to Cleveland (and record-breaking new contract) after two grand juries decided not to bring forth criminal charges.

More to follow…

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