Davontae Harris on Wednesday expressed his doubts about the allegations Deshaun Watson is facing.
The Baltimore Ravens cornerback tweeted that the allegations Watson is facing are getting “questionable.” He also shared his belief that the women aren’t telling the truth. Harris said these 22 women are making it harder for — in his words — actual victims — to come forward.
22 women… SOMEBODY better have some hard evidence this my word against yours accusation starting to get questionable… makes it hard for the women who actually deal with sexual assault to wanna come forward cause they don’t wanna be considered liars…
— Davontae Harris (@wichkid) April 7, 2021
22 women have filed lawsuits against Watson, alleging he sexually assaulted them. The cases follow a similar pattern of Watson reaching out to women to arrange massages and then allegedly acting inappropriately while with them.
Watson’s defense team shared statements from 18 women who backed the Houston Texans quarterback. The numbers indicate that Watson sought and/or received massages from at least 40 women over the last year or so.
Houston police are investigating at least one criminal complaint against Watson. All the other lawsuits are civil cases, where the burden of proof is lower. A woman came out publicly this week and attached her name to her accusation against Watson.