Cowboys owner Jerry Jones faces a sexual assault lawsuit arising from a 2009 incident that relates to the photos of Jones and multiple females that emerged last month. His lawyer, Levi McCathern, has issued a strong statement regarding the case.
“These allegations are completely false,” McCathern said in a statement forwarded to PFT. “The legal complaint is unsupported by facts or evidence of any kind. This is nothing more than an attempt to embarrass and extort Jerry Jones. This is a shakedown by a lawyer who is a solo practitioner just trying to make a name for himself. The alleged incidents would have been more than five years old.
“We intend to vigorously contest this complaint and expect it will be shown for what it is – a money grab. Due to the seriousness of these baseless allegations, we have also involved law enforcement.”
Most states apply a two-year deadline to the filing of a civil suit for personal injuries, so it’s possible that the case will be thrown out of court regardless of merit. But if the allegations have no merit, and if it’s merely an effort to abuse the legal process for financial gain, things could get interesting, and ugly.
Via the Dallas Morning News, the plaintiff allegedly is the person who took the photos that Jones called a “misrepresentation” in comments last month to the media. At a minimum, this process could shed more light on exactly what was being misrepresented.