Deshaun Watson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, is going on the attack again on behalf of his client ... saying the NFL star never forced anyone to engage in an act against their will.
"Deshaun did not force, coerce or intimidate anyone to do anything against their will," Hardin said Thursday in a new statement.
Hardin once again went after attorney Tony Buzbee -- who's representing all 22 women who have filed lawsuits against Watson.
All of the women filed their suits using the pseudonym "Jane Doe," and only two of the women have come out and since identified themselves publicly. Hardin says that's not good enough.
"Mr. Buzbee’s use of anonymous lawsuits violates Texas law and the basic concept of fairness," Hardin said.
"It is clear that, for Mr. Buzbee, this case has never been about seeking justice in a courtroom, but destroying Deshaun’s reputation to enhance his own public profile and enrich himself."
Hardin continued, "While I understand that anonymity often is used as a shield for victims, Mr. Buzbee is using it as a sword. While shielding his clients from public scrutiny, Mr. Buzbee continues to use their anonymous allegations to destroy Mr. Watson."
"This is simply not right. And we look forward to resolving these matters in court."
Watson and his camp have repeatedly denied the allegations in the lawsuits -- insisting the women are lying in an attempt to force a payout.
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Several of Watson's sponsors have suspended their relationships with the QB after accuser #1, Ashley Solis, held a news conference this week to explain her case against Deshaun.