HOUSTON (WJW) – The FOX 8 I-Staff received unique movie clips of another deposition in the Deshaun Watson situation.
They demonstrate parts of testimony from the quarterback’s promoting manager stating a single of the lady suing the 26-yr-previous initial requested for $30,000 in trade for “silence.”
A transcript of the conversation involving one particular accuser and Watson’s promoting supervisor, Bryan Burney, states the girl and her manager called him demanding funds.
The transcript states the woman desired to negotiate “some kind” of settlement for “indefinite silence.”
In the movie, Burney is questioned by Attorney John MacVane, a single of the lawyers symbolizing Watson, “ Did you, in any way, view it as a genuine attempt to settle some sort of bona fide authorized dispute?”
Burney responded, “ No.”
Then, MacVane asked, “ Did you check out it as a shakedown?”
Burney replied, “Yes.”
The Browns quarterback is being sued by 22 women in Houston alleging sexual misconduct. No criminal expenses have been industry and two grand juries in Texas declined to indict Watson.
Burney also stated he established up lodge rooms for Watson so Watson could get massages. Burney told Lawyer Tony Buzbee, who is representing the 22 women , that he considered he established up rooms for Watson “three or 4 occasions.”
“So significantly, everybody’s basing their views based on what they’ve heard from a single facet and we intend to try to suitable that in the coming months,” mentioned Lawyer Rusty Hardin, whose agency is symbolizing Watson. “The details are that Deshaun didn’t do everything mistaken.”
Watson’s lawful team not too long ago filed paperwork in Harris County District Court docket stating a counselor for one accuser had uncertainties about the woman’s tale following hearing that girl had tried out to set up massages with Watson many a lot more periods.
In accordance to court docket files, the counselor reported, “I strongly feel that she was not truthful, entirely truthful.”
Buzbee states his shoppers are “strong and credible.” He suggests he would like to acquire the circumstances to demo.
The I-Team has discovered two attempts to settle the suits have failed.
Hardin explained Watson also wishes to go to trial and apparent his identify.
“He did not do any of the allegations he is accused of,” Hardin said.
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