Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has been intercepted by a Texas judge who says the NFL star must come clean on whether he had sex with 18 massage therapists during rehab last year.
Watson — one of the top passers in the game — was given 30 days to comply, USA Today reports.
Previously, Watson was tight-lipped on his interactions with the therapists. He was also ordered to provide relevant information about his past interactions with massage therapists.
Watson has been accused by 22 women of alleged sexual misconduct during his massage therapy sessions. Many of the appointments were organized on social media, the newspaper said.
So far, two grand juries have torpedoed efforts to indict Watson on 10 criminal complaints from 22 women alleging sexual misconduct during therapy. He still faces civil suits and the matter is far from through.
Now, the lawyers for the women want Watson to answer about whether he had sex with 18 of the therapists who backed him after the first lawsuits were launched in 2021.
Watson has vehemently denied the sexual assault allegations.
The three-time Pro Bowler sat out last season after asking the Texans to trade him. When the second grand jury failed to indict him, a number of NFL teams opened up their wallets wide.
He eventually settled on a five-year, $230-million fully-guaranteed deal with the Browns.
Initially, Cleveland owners were reluctant because of Watson’s baggage, but they changed their minds after meeting him.
“I’ve never assaulted or disrespected or harassed any woman in my life. I’ve never done these things people are alleging, Watson told reporters in Cleveland last month.
But he still faces possible sanctions from the NFL, which continues to investigate the allegations.