Lost in the Monday crush of news and travel was a bizarre lawsuit filed against Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
The news first surfaced in D magazine’s FrontBurner blog. Patricia Gavin has filed a complaint as a pro se litigant, which means that she doesn’t have a lawyer. Which probably means that she was unable to persuade any lawyer to take the case.
She makes claims that appear to be wildly incredible, at best. She says Jones sexually assaulted her on the same evening that produced video of an apparently intoxicated Jones talking about Bill Parcells and Tim Tebow. She also contends that: (1) she’s an art dealer; (2) that on the night of the incident someone stole her pursue, which included “a check for $2 million (British sterling)” (whatever that means); (3) Jones financial advisors slipped her some GHB to cover up the situation; and (4) she contracted an STD from the encounter.
The suit was filed only 10 days after a judge entered a restraining order against her, which prevents her from contacting Jones, his family, or anyone associated with the Cowboys.
By all appearances, then, the case has no merit. If it did, she’d have a lawyer.
And before anyone says that lawyers cost money and maybe she has no money (after all, someone stole her check worth $2 million (British sterling)), lawyers will front the expenses and take a fee from the settlement or verdict if the lawyer thinks the case has merit. Given the depth of Jones’ pockets, the case would have to be pretty damn weak for no lawyer to agree to take it on.