This Monday, a woman claiming to be the Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ daughter refiled a defamation lawsuit against him and other parties.
According to ESPN, Alexandra Davis filed a new defamation complaint on Tuesday against him, his personal attorney Donald P. Jack, and the communications consultant for the Jones family, Jim Wilkinson.
Her initial case, in which she claimed he and two longtime pals “initiated a deliberate plan” to paint her as “an extortionist” and a “shakedown artist,” was dismissed by a Texas federal judge back in March.
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In her initial complaint from the previous year, Davis claimed that Jones had paid her $375,000 and created two trusts to hide his biological father status. She was also requesting acknowledgment as Jones’ daughter. The Cowboys owner and his representatives, according to her defamation claim, launched a public campaign to damage her reputation “based knowingly on false statements and accusations.”
Some of the alleged defamatory statements about her were found to be either genuine or “not defamatory,” according to Judge Robert W. Schroeder III. Davis, he further decided, was a “limited public figure” and had not proven genuine malice, which is a prerequisite for defamation lawsuits.
The lawsuit has been refiled, alleging that Wilkinson and Jack falsely accused Davis of being an extortionist and depicted Plaintiff as trying to “shakedown” Defendant Jones. They also allegedly knew enough information to have “either entertained serious doubts as to the truth of their defamatory statements” or knew the statements they were making were false.
In her initial complaint, Davis has requested to be released from a confidentiality agreement that her mother purportedly signed when she was born, and Jones has been ordered to undergo a paternity test, though the date has been continuously postponed.