Longtime Texans reporter Aaron Wilson vociferously defended Deshaun Watson last month on “The Greg Hill Show” against the array of sexual misconduct charges levied against the star quarterback.
And now, Wilson is out of a job, according to Diana Moskovitz and Kalyn Kahler of The Defector. They report Wilson’s departure was addressed Friday in a Houston Chronicle staff meeting.
While Wilson’s radio appearance came before attorney Tony Buzbee held his first press conference, it was pretty shocking to hear an established member of the media firing unfounded accusations against the women suing Watson. He called the lawsuits a “money grab.”
Most egregiously, Wilson compared the women to “terrorists.” Yikes.
“You don’t negotiate with terrorists,” Wilson said in March on WEEI. ““You know, people are demanding money, they’re asking for money. It kept going up and up and up. And you start talking about more and more funds, I’m not gonna say how much it got to. But my understanding is, you know, that there was an admission that, it was, you know, something, you know, just that this was, you know, just a money grab.”
In total, 22 women allege Watson harassed and assaulted them during massages. This week, Ashley Solis, who was the first massage therapist to sue Watson, publicly disclosed her identity. (A judge has ordered 13 of the accusers to identity themselves.)
"I got into massage therapy to heal people," Solis said, per ESPN. "To heal their minds and bodies. To bring peace to their souls. Deshaun Watson has robbed me of that.”
The NFL has launched an investigation into the matter.