Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and two of his associates are facing a federal defamation lawsuit from a 26-year-old woman who alleges that the three “initiated a deliberate plan” to portray Jones’ “own daughter .. as an ‘extortionist’ and a ‘shakedown artist’ whose motivation was money and greed.”
Congressional aide Alexandra Davis sought recognition as Jones’ biological daughter in a March 2022 lawsuit that accused Jones of giving her $375,000 and setting up two trusts to keep her quiet.
The new lawsuit, which Davis filed Monday, claims that shortly after filing the original lawsuit, Davis became the target of a smear campaign that was spearheaded by Jones and his team and “based knowingly on false statements and accusations.”
WOW: Dallas #Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been sued for defamation by a woman claiming to be his daughter.
The lawsuit alleges that Jones waged a campaign attacking her character “based knowingly on false statements and accusations,” per @DVNJr.
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Davis’ most recent lawsuit, which she filed in federal court in Texarkana, Texas, names three defendants: Jones himself, Donald T. Jack Jr. (Jones’ longtime Arkansas lawyer and friend) and Jim Wilkinson (Jones’ outside communications consultant).
Davis is seeking actual and punitive damages, but an amount is not specified. (RELATED: Kansas City Chiefs Superfan Xavier Babudar Is On The Loose After Allegedly Robbing Bank)
“Not once did Defendant Jones or any of his agents ever deny that Plaintiff was Defendant Jones’ daughter,” Davis’ attorneys Andrew A. Bergman and Jay K. Gray wrote in the 22-page defamation complaint. “Instead, Defendant Jones chose the avenue of calling his own daughter an ‘extortionist’ merely to make his own public image less despicable by attempting to discredit Plaintiff’s reputation and character in the public eye.”