A Response to Deshaun Watson Joining the Cleveland Browns

March 19 2022

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is disappointed by the decision to add Deshaun Watson to the Cleveland Browns team.

This story is triggering for far too many of our friends and neighbors. To survivors, we say we see you and we believe you. Your story matters. Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is available 24/7/365 online or by calling/texting (216) 619-6192.

To the community, we say we hear your outrage. We feel it too. Every click. Every post. Every tweet. Every donation sends a clear message – the Cleveland community supports survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

We are encouraged by the outpouring of support we have experienced. Thank you.

Please continue to funnel your energy into ongoing support of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. Join our movement now:

  • Participate in our upcoming ambassador training to gain skills in preventing sexual violence and allying with survivors
  • Invite Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s prevention programming to your school, work or place of worship
  • Invest in the work and mission of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center by donating now.

Breaking down the silence around sexual violence is a big job, but together, we can create a community that supports survivors, promotes prevention and advocates for change.


Need support?

The 24/7 Crisis & Support Hotline is available for survivors and their loved ones. Call or Text (216) 619-6192 or (440) 423-2020 or chat online today.


About Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

The mission of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse, promote healing and prevention, and advocate for social change. In 2020, the Center provided counseling, advocacy and crisis intervention services to more than 10,000 rape and sexual abuse survivors and reached thousands more through its prevention, education and training programs in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake counties.



Statement revised 3/21/2022.