HOUSTON (WJW) – The FOX 8 I-Crew attained unique video clip clips of a further deposition in the Deshaun Watson situation.
They present parts of testimony from the quarterback’s internet marketing supervisor stating one of the woman suing the 26-12 months-outdated initial asked for $30,000 in trade for “silence.”
A transcript of the discussion amongst a person accuser and Watson’s advertising manager, Bryan Burney, states the woman and her supervisor named him demanding cash.
The transcript states the female preferred to negotiate “some kind” of settlement for “indefinite silence.”
In the video clip, Burney is questioned by Lawyer John MacVane, a person of the lawyers symbolizing Watson, “ Did you, in any way, see it as a authentic endeavor to settle some variety of bona fide lawful dispute?”
Burney responded, “ No.”
Then, MacVane asked, “ Did you see it as a shakedown?”
Burney replied, “Yes.”
The Browns quarterback is being sued by 22 women in Houston alleging sexual misconduct. No felony charges have been field and two grand juries in Texas declined to indict Watson.
Burney also explained he set up resort rooms for Watson so Watson could get massages. Burney informed Attorney Tony Buzbee, who is representing the 22 females , that he considered he set up rooms for Watson “three or 4 occasions.”
“So far, everybody’s basing their sights centered on what they’ve heard from one aspect and we intend to attempt to correct that in the coming months,” said Attorney Rusty Hardin, whose organization is representing Watson. “The points are that Deshaun did not do anything erroneous.”
Watson’s legal group lately filed paperwork in Harris County District Court stating a counselor for a person accuser had doubts about the woman’s tale after hearing that woman experienced attempted to established up massages with Watson several a lot more times.
In accordance to court docket files, the counselor stated, “I strongly feel that she was not truthful, entirely truthful.”
Buzbee states his customers are “strong and credible.” He says he wants to choose the conditions to trial.
The I-Crew has uncovered two makes an attempt to settle the fits have failed.
Hardin explained Watson also would like to go to trial and clear his title.
“He did not do any of the allegations he is accused of,” Hardin claimed.
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