Deshaun Watson scored a legal win in relation to the 22 lawsuits that have been filed against him. More than half of the women suing the Houston Texans quarterback will now reveal their identities.

Attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents all the plaintiffs who have accused Watson of sexual assault and misconduct, agreed Friday that nine of the women will make their names public by Wednesday. A judge granted the emergency motion from Watson's lawyer Rusty Hardin, who requested that three other accusers reveal their names.

Earlier Friday morning, it was ruled that another one of the accusers must put her name to the lawsuit, bringing the total number of plaintiffs who will be identified to 13. Two of Watson’s accusers publicly identified themselves at a news conference Tuesday.

Before Tuesday, the 22 plaintiffs had been anonymous.

“While I understand that anonymity often is used as a shield for victims, Mr. Buzbee is using it as a sword,” Hardin said in a statement Thursday. “While shielding his clients from public scrutiny, Mr. Buzbee continues to use their anonymous allegations to destroy Mr. Watson. This is simply not right. And we look forward to resolving these matters in court.”

Buzbee’s law firm argued that releasing names could dissuade victims of harassment from pursuing their cases. Ashley Solis, a Watson accuser who identified herself Tuesday, has received at least 10 death threats, according to Buzbee.

Through his attorney, Watson continues to deny the allegations against him.

Sixteen women have now filed lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct by Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson Twenty-two women have filed lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct by Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Carmen Mandato