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four extra ladies sue Texans QB Watson alleging intercourse assault

HOUSTON (AP) – Houston Texan quarterback Deshaun Watson has been sued by four other women on charges of sexual assault and harassment.

The lawsuits were filed on Thursday evening.

They came hours after the NFL said it was investigating previous allegations made by three massage therapists who said the 25-year-old quarterback sexually assaulted them during the massages.

Watson has largely denied that he acted inappropriately.

In a statement Tuesday, he said he was looking forward to clearing his name. His lawyer called the allegations “unfounded” on Friday.

The women are all represented by Tony Buzbee, attorney in Houston.

At a press conference on Friday, Buzbee said he was expecting more lawsuits and that his company was looking into additional claims from women.

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