A total of 13 women suing Houston Texans defender Deshaun Watson to be identified, which was decided in an emergency hearing on Friday.
Watson is facing 22 lawsuits from women claiming he sexually assaulted them or behaved inappropriately during a massage.
The original lawsuits filed by Houston attorney Tony Buzbee identified only the plaintiffs as Jane Doe, but the rulings meant that 13 cases had to be filed with the names of the accusers.
Buzbee said nine women agreed to attach their names to the cases.
NBC Houston said another expedited hearing is scheduled for Friday night, when more plaintiffs may be forced to disclose their names.
Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, filed an urgent petition Thursday asking for the identity of all plaintiffs to be identified.
Two of the women, Ashley Solis and Lauren Baxley, went public earlier this week.
Watson, who has denied all wrongdoing, is the subject of ongoing investigations by the Houston and NFL police.
Watson, 25, reached a four-year, $ 156 million contract with the Texans in September. transaction in January.
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