On HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbell,” which aired Tuesday at 10 p.m., he spoke with Soledad O’Brien. They scheduled a massage therapy session.
Ashley Solis and Kayla Hayes are two of 22 plaintiffs in a civil case filed against Watson, a 26-year-old Cleveland Browns starting quarterback, for alleged sexual assault during a massage treatment.
Watson’s lawyer, Rusty Harding, said Cleveland.com that Watson turned down HBO’s offer to be interviewed about the show because of an ongoing NFL investigation. However, Leah Graham, one of Watson’s attorneys, spoke with HBO and maintained Watson’s innocence on all 22 counts.
Two grand juries found Watson not guilty of ten police complaints. He is now testifying in 22 civil lawsuits and is collaborating with the NFL on an ongoing assessment of charges under the Personal Conduct Policy. He could be fined, suspended, or both, depending on the policy’s provisions.
“He purposefully grabbed my penis and put it on my hand while I was working,” Solis said O’Brien, according to an HBO extract. “I instantly withdrew my hand and began crying.” I told him I was finished. I’m not going to do that again.”
Hayes explained that Watson “wanted me to do a kind of V-shaped movement in his pelvic area. So over his belly to his thighs and back to his belly. I was massaging and doing what he wanted all the time. , until his cock kept stroking me while I was doing it. He moved his cock back and forth and my hand was moving.”
She said he deliberately let his cock touch her hand.
“Eventually he ejaculated,” Hayes said. “It’s shameful, embarrassing and disgusting.”
Watson steadfastly maintained his innocence during the Browns’ introductory press conference on March 25 at the team’s headquarters in Berea, Ohio.
Solis said she felt threatened after telling him she was done with the meeting.
“He said, ‘I know you have a business to protect.’ And ‘I know you don’t want anyone to screw it up, just like I don’t want anyone to screw up mine,’” she said. “For me, I was really scared at that moment.”
“Because it sounded like a threat to me,” Solis said.
The women representing all 22 plaintiffs and their attorney, Tony Buzbee, are frustrated that Watson received a record-breaking $230 million NFL contract from the Browns in the trade with the Texans. The Browns, who beat four teams for Watson, gave up six draft picks, including three first-round picks and one sixth-round pick.