Deshaun Watson accusers sit down for interview with HBO

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Several of the women who have accused new Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct are being interviewed by HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, the network announced in a news release.

HBO will air the show Tuesday at 10 p.m.

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Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry, left, new quarterback Deshaun Watson, center, and head coach Kevin Stefanski pose for a photo during a news conference at the Browns’ training facility. NFL football, Friday, March 25, 2022, in Berea, Ohio.
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According to The Spun: “In their ‘first national television interview,’ these women sat down with broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien to discuss their allegations against the NFL quarterback.”

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson speaks during his press conference introducing him to the Cleveland Browns at the CrossCountry Mortgage Campus on March 25, 2022 in Berea, Ohio.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson speaks during his press conference introducing him to the Cleveland Browns at the CrossCountry Mortgage Campus on March 25, 2022 in Berea, Ohio.
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Watson was acquired by the Browns after the season in a trade with the Houston Texans. As our Alejandro Ávila transmitted, Watson began interviewing with NFL investigators after being accused by more than 20 women of sexual assault.

BROWNS’ DESHAUN WATSON UNDERGOES FIRST MEETINGS WITH NFL INVESTIGATORS: REPORT

Watson was acquitted of criminal charges by a grand jury earlier this year, but still faces multiple civil lawsuits as well as possible punishment from the NFL.

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 walks off the field after a 37-31 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at NRG Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Houston, Texas.

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 walks off the field after a 37-31 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at NRG Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Houston, Texas.
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According to HBO, the women interviewed “detail the alleged abuse they suffered and share their reactions to” Watson’s contract with the Browns, a deal that will pay him $230 million.

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