Deshaun Watson settles all but four sexual misconduct lawsuits

Houston, Texas - NFL's Deshaun Watson has reached confidential settlements with most of the women who filed civil lawsuits against the athlete regarding sexual misconduct during massage sessions.

Deshaun Watson addresses the media during a press conference at the Cleveland Browns' mandatory minicamp.
Deshaun Watson addresses the media during a press conference at the Cleveland Browns' mandatory minicamp.  © Nick Cammett / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has settled all but four of the 24 civil lawsuits for sexual misconduct brought against him, according to attorney Tony Buzbee.

Buzbee represents the women suing Watson, who was accused of committing sexual misconduct during massage sessions by 24 women.

"Today I announce that all cases against Deshaun Watson, with the exception of four, have settled," Buzbee said in a statement on Tuesday.

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"We are working through the paperwork related to those settlements. Once we have done so, those particular cases will be dismissed. The terms and amounts of the settlements are confidential. We won't comment further on the settlements or those cases."

Deshaun Watson still has open cases with four women who refuse to settle

Deshaun Watson of the Cleveland Browns throws a pass during the Cleveland Browns offseason workout.
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One of the four women who did not settle is Ashley Solis – the first woman to accuse Watson of inappropriate sexual conduct.

"Ashley Solis is one of the heroes of this story," Buzbee said. "Her case has not settled and thus her story and that of the other three brave women will continue. I look forward to trying these cases in due course, consistent with other docket obligations and the court's schedule."

Watson has yet to comment on Buzbee's statement.

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The 26-year-old has previously denied any wrongdoing and maintained any sex with the women was consensual. Two grand juries in Texas have declined to indict Watson on criminal complaints filed by 10 women.

Until all 24 cases are settled, Watson's NFL future is still uncertain. The star quarterback is facing potential discipline from the NFL, which is independently investigating whether he violated the league's personal-conduct policy.

Watson met with league investigators in May, and the NFL has not provided a timeline for a ruling on any potential discipline for Watson.

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