HOUSTON (WJW) – The FOX 8 I-Team acquired exclusive video clip clips of an additional deposition in the Deshaun Watson case.
They exhibit parts of testimony from the quarterback’s marketing supervisor stating a person of the female suing the 26-calendar year-previous very first questioned for $30,000 in trade for “silence.”
A transcript of the dialogue concerning a person accuser and Watson’s marketing and advertising manager, Bryan Burney, states the lady and her manager termed him demanding dollars.
The transcript states the girl wanted to negotiate “some kind” of settlement for “indefinite silence.”
In the video clip, Burney is requested by Lawyer John MacVane, one of the attorneys symbolizing Watson, “ Did you, in any way, see it as a respectable endeavor to settle some sort of bona fide lawful dispute?”
Burney responded, “ No.”
Then, MacVane asked, “ Did you view it as a shakedown?”
Burney replied, “Yes.”
The Browns quarterback is currently being sued by 22 women in Houston alleging sexual misconduct. No felony expenses have been discipline and two grand juries in Texas declined to indict Watson.
Burney also reported he established up lodge rooms for Watson so Watson could get massages. Burney instructed Legal professional Tony Buzbee, who is symbolizing the 22 women of all ages , that he thought he set up rooms for Watson “three or four periods.”
“So far, everybody’s basing their sights centered on what they’ve heard from just one side and we intend to consider to accurate that in the coming months,” stated Legal professional Rusty Hardin, whose organization is representing Watson. “The points are that Deshaun did not do just about anything completely wrong.”
Watson’s authorized crew a short while ago filed paperwork in Harris County District Courtroom stating a counselor for just one accuser had uncertainties about the woman’s story just after hearing that lady had tried using to established up massages with Watson quite a few additional situations.
According to courtroom documents, the counselor claimed, “I strongly come to feel that she was not truthful, totally truthful.”
Buzbee says his clients are “strong and credible.” He states he needs to choose the scenarios to demo.
The I-Group has realized two tries to settle the satisfies have failed.
Hardin mentioned Watson also needs to go to trial and clear his title.
“He did not do any of the allegations he is accused of,” Hardin mentioned.