A federal judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who was sued by a 26-year-old woman who claimed to be his daughter.
In the lawsuit, plaintiff Alexandra Davis alleged that Jones, his attorney Don Jack and a family counselor named Jim Wilkinson “initiated a deliberate plan” to portray her as a “blackmailer” and “shakedown artist.”
In 2022, Davis, 26, filed a separate lawsuit against Jones, claiming he paid her mother $375,000 and set up two trusts so she wouldn’t reveal he was her biological father.
In his 36-page order dismissing the lawsuit, Judge Robert W. Schroeder III found that some of the allegedly defamatory statements were either true or “not defamatory.”
Schroder also ruled that Davis should be classified as a “public figure with limited liability” and therefore failed to state a valid claim of actual malice, a requirement of defamation law.
A defamation lawsuit against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was dismissed Tuesday
Davis is pictured at the age of 16 with her mother Cynthia while filming a reality TV show
Although he dismissed the lawsuit out of hand, the judge still gave Davis and her attorneys the opportunity to amend their complaints and argue that the defendants had, in fact, acted maliciously when they made previous comments that were eventually published on the issue.
“We are amending our brief and are pleased to see the case moving forward,” said Andrew Bergman, one of Davis’ attorneys.
Davis and her lawyers insist it’s not about money.
However, Wilkinson has contradicted this claim by accusing Bergman of demanding “Zeke.” [Ezekiel Elliott] or Dak [Prescott] money” to “abandon” the lawsuit.
Bergman, however, insists that his client never asked for money to settle the case.
Alexandra Davis was seen picking up a white Range Rover for her “Sweet 16” party on a reality show called “Big Rich Texas,” supporting Arkansas attorney Don Jack’s claim that the car was bought by the owner of the Dallas Cowboys for the now 25-year-old woman Jerry Jones
Alexandra Davis (right, at her Sweet 16 party nine years ago) is suing Jones for paternity
Jones’ filing Monday said he was sued only after he rejected Davis’ request to “make a deal” to “ensure he would not be identified as her father, publicly or privately.”
Jones, an 81-year-old married father of three, has neither confirmed nor denied that he is Davis’ father.
Jones had already paid Davis nearly $3 million nine years ago, including a $70,000 Range Rover for her “Sweet 16,” according to Jack, the Arkansas lawyer who says he facilitated the transactions. -Party.
Jones’ alleged payments to Davis included full tuition at Southern Methodist University, Jack said ESPN in 2022.
“I have made multiple payments to Cindy and Alex Davis on behalf of Mr. Jones,” Jack said in a statement, referring to the plaintiff and her mother, Cynthia Davis Spencer.