The first of 22 women suing Deshaun Watson for sexual misconduct went public with her story at a news conference on Tuesday.

Ashley Solis, the first massage therapist to accuse the Houston Texans quarterback, said Watson sexually assaulted and harassed her in her home on March 30, 2020. According to the lawsuit, he "purposely" exposed himself and "purposely" touched Solis with his penis after repeatedly asking her to focus on his groin area. The lawsuit also claimed Watson later apologized.

"I replay the incident over and over in my head as if I'm trying to wake up from some horrible nightmare, only this nightmare is real," Solis said. "I feel a range of emotions: guilt, embarrassment, shame, courage, anger, sadness, and numbness. Some days I feel like a hero. Other days I feel like a failure."

During the conference, Solis spoke out against the victim-blaming and negative comments she's witnessed online. She also expressed hope that her story will encourage others to come forward.

"I blame myself at times, which is insane," she added. "Society has groomed women to believe that it's their fault…as if, somehow, we asked for it or we could have prevented it."

The attorney representing the 22 accusers sat by Solis' side during the conference and revealed that he discouraged her from coming forward.

"Ashley Solis is a very brave person," Tony Buzbee said. "She was the first individual who filed a lawsuit and it is because of her bravery that we are here. She has been a pioneer. You have heard from the Watson team that they want to know the identity of these victims - that maybe they don't even exist...that we've been trying to hide their identity. Well, that is not true. I introduce to you Ashley Solice. She will not be bullied."

In addition to Solis coming forward, Watson's second accuser also came forward without revealing her identity. A massage therapist named Lauren Baxley also went public with a letter addressed to the football star, which another lawyer read aloud.

"I am furious that the talented and hard-working young Black man that gave so many children inspiration is nothing more than a predator with power," the letter read. "I am heartbroken for your family, for your loved ones, for those coming to terms with the fact that your charitable work and good-guy persona are nothing more than a meticulously designed façade to keep your victims silent."

Last week, Watson's attorney released 18 statements from female masseuses defending the NFL quarterback. While no criminal charges have been filed against Watson, one of the cases is being investigated by the Houston Police Department.