CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from the June 1, 2022 episode of the Ultimate Cleveland Sports Show.
On Thursday, a woman filed a civil lawsuit against Deshaun Watson, becoming the 23rd woman to accuse the Cleveland Browns' quarterback of sexual misconduct.
It doesn't appear that it will take long for a 24th suit to be filed.
Speaking to the Associated Press, the lawyer representing all 23 of Watson's accusers said that he plans to soon add a 24th case to his slate.
“I will be filing a 24th case soon,” Tony Buzbee told Tom Withers of the Associated Press.
The 23rd case filed against Watson came one week after HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" ran a segment interviewing two of his first 22 accusers. The 23rd woman to file a suit against the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback said she didn't originally plan to move forward with her allegations but decided to do so after seeing the HBO segment.
In a copy of the lawsuit obtained by 3News sister station KHOU, the woman claims Watson harassed or assaulted her on multiple occasions at a Houston massage parlor in the summer of 2020, while Watson was still a member of the Houston Texans.
Watson has publicly maintained his innocence.
"I never assaulted, I never disrespected and I never harassed any woman in my life," Watson said at his introductory press conference with the Browns in March.
While two Texas grand juries have declined to indict Watson on criminal charges, he remains in the midst of the civil suits and is currently being investigated by the NFL. Last month, the Clemson product met with investigators from the league, which has the ability to punish him should it be determined that he violated the league's personal conduct policy.
In March, the Browns acquired Watson in a blockbuster trade with the Texans, signing him to a record-breaking five-year, $230 million contract.