The claim is it was consensual and then the woman asked for 30K or she was going to go public and file charges. that's the blackmail claim. The problem is there are 21 other women, either this is an incredible example of ganging up or something is up with Watson and massages.
Such a crazy story.
Yeah the pattern of conduct (at least per the ESPN summaries of the claims, but then again ESPN will say anything for clicks) and the fact that there are women from multiple locations who do not appear to have any connections makes me believe it. On the other hand, if there was a demand for settlement that sure does sound like blackmail. And then there is the timing and the fact that you have am 84 year old billionaire owner who is beyond well connected and probably thinks she owns all her players to begin with....
yeah it’s nuts.