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Deshaun Watson Clarifies Comments on Happy Endings Not Being a Crime

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SJ - June 4, 2022

Deshaun Watson's lawyers, Rusty Hardin and Leah Graham, went on Sports Radio 610 for some reason.  During their visit Hardin made a comment about happy endings during massages not being illegal unless paid for.

"I don't know how many men are out there now that have had a massage that perhaps occasionally there was a happy ending.  Maybe there's nobody in your listening audience that that ever happened to.  I do want to point out, if it has happened, it's not a crime."

It was recently revealed that Watson has admitted to engaging in sexual activity with at least a few of the plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits against him.  Hardin seemed to be making a reference to Watson's legal issues.

After his comments went viral, Hardin decided to issue a statement clarifying the happy ending comments he made on the radio show.  He made sure to point out that he wasn't talking about Watson.

Via Pro Football Talk:

“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.”

I love the games lawyers play.  Watson just so happens to be in a situation Hardin was discussing, but it has nothing to with his client.  Of course not....

 

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