“As with any allegation, the Houston Police Department is now conducting an investigation and will not comment further during the investigative process,” the department said in a statement. It did not specify what Watson is being accused of in the complaint.
Watson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, said in a statement later on Friday that he and Watson will “fully cooperate with the Houston Police Department.”
“We welcome this long overdue development,” Hardin said. “Now we will learn the identity of at least one accuser. We will fully cooperate with the Houston Police Department.”
Watson is currently facing 21 civil lawsuits alleging sexual assault and inappropriate behavior, filed by Houston attorney Tony Buzbee.
Buzbee in a statement Friday said he wasn’t personally involved in filing the report with police. He wrote on Instagram earlier this week that he didn’t feel comfortable going to the Houston Police Department with any information and that he and his clients “will go elsewhere to provide our evidence to investigative authorities.”
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SOURCE: ESPN, Sarah Barshop