A woman has filed -again- a defamation lawsuit against Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, and two other men, alleging they spread lies and misinformation about her. Alexandra Davis, 26, claims in the suit that Jones paid her $375,000 and set up two trusts to hide the fact that she is his daughter.
Davis previously filed a lawsuit in 2022 asking the court to recognize her as Jones’s daughter and release her from a confidentiality agreement her mother agreed to when she was an infant.
The defamation complaint, filed by Davis’ lawyers in Dallas, alleges that Jones publicly made “false statements and accusations” attacking her character. The complaint also alleges that Jones and his associates referred to Davis as an “extortionist” and a “shakedown artist.”
According to Davis’ lawyers, Jones chose to call his own daughter these names to make himself look better by discrediting her reputation and character in the public eye.
The woman allegedly wants “Zeke or Dak” money to settle the case
The two other defendants named in the suit are Donald T. Jack Jr., Jones’ longtime friend and Arkansas lawyer, and Jim Wilkinson, Jones’ outside communications consultant.
Last year, a spokesperson for Jones told ESPN that Davis’ lawyers had asked for “Zeke [Ezekiel Elliott] or Dak [Prescott] money” to settle the case. However, Davis’ lawyers denied ever making such a request.
In December 2022, the court ordered Jones to take a paternity test, which will not happen until May 2023 at the earliest. Davis hopes the test will prove that Jones is her biological father and allow her to be recognized as his daughter.
This lawsuit is just the latest development in what has been a long-standing dispute between Davis and Jones. With the case set to go to trial in the coming months, it remains to be seen what the outcome will be.