Watson attorney seeking plaintiffs’ full medical records, per report

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Deshaun Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, requested medical records from the quarterback’s accusers in order to show whether they suffered emotional distress after their encounters with Watson in massage sessions, per USA Today.

Hardin claimed in the court filing submitted Thursday that only four of the 22 women have shown some medical records, but none have shown all their medical records.

“After publicly vilifying Mr. Watson for more than a year, plaintiffs now seek to withhold and conceal material evidence that would reveal the truth: Mr. Watson did not assault or harass any plaintiff,” Hardin said, via USA Today. “Mr. Watson respectfully requests that the court compel plaintiffs to fully comply with their discovery obligations.”