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."
Deshaun Watson's attorney Rusty Hardin ended his interview with @SethCPayne & @SeanTPendergast this morning reminding the audience that "happy endings" to massages are not necessarily illegal. https://t.co/dkWBghW7Eg pic.twitter.com/V0nOq1PeAi
— SportsRadio 610 (@SportsRadio610) June 3, 2022
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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