Attorney for Deshaun Watson should stop talking to the media, he is making it worse for his client
I am not an attorney but sometimes you should just shut up when you are representing your client. Rusty Hardin the attorney for Deshaun Watson continues to make him look like a fool.
Last week, Rusty Hardin joined Seth Payne and Sean Pendergast on Sports Radio 610 in Houston and made some dumb comments about his client. He mentioned that it is not illegal to have a Happy Ending after a massage. He then followed it up with this statement.
“Deshaun Watson did nothing wrong,” “And as two grand juries have made clear, Deshaun did nothing illegal. Deshaun has always acknowledged consensual sexual activity with three of the plaintiff massage therapists after massages. And Deshaun has repeatedly sworn under oath that he did not force any of his accusers to have sexual contact.
“On a Houston radio show interview today, I mentioned that a massage that has a ‘happy ending’ is not illegal, meaning it is not illegal for someone to have consensual sex with a therapist after a massage unless the sex is for pay. Deshaun did not pay anyone for sex. I was using the term hypothetically and not describing Deshaun’s case.
“I have reiterated to others it’s not ok to do anything that a woman does not agree to do. These women have alleged assault in their pleadings. I was speaking in a hypothetical situation. If there is a consensual sexual encounter after a massage, that is not a crime nor the basis for a civil lawsuit. I was not talking about what Deshaun did or did not do or expected or did not expect.”
Now, the attorney for Deshaun Watson is hinting that the NFL is going to suspend his client. He told Brent Schrotenboer of USA Today,
“I don’t want to extoll on how detailed their investigation has been in case when they make their mind up that we seriously object — which I think there may be a very good possibility of that — but we just don’t know,” Hardin said.
In the same article the attorney for Deshaun Watson said that the star quarterback donated 5,000 dollars to a Spa owner. That raised many red flags, but he quickly said that his client just wanted to do something nice for the community.
“She asked him to help out her business and he did, and that’s what the $5,000 was,” Hardin said. “It didn’t have anything to do with all the ulterior suggestions.”
Rusty Hardin needs to just be quiet. It makes his client look bad. It almost feels like Hardin doesn’t see sexual assault allegations as a serious matter. I am never one to talk trash about someone’s legal counsel, but he is starting to sound like Amber Heard’s attorneys.