Cowboys owner Jerry Jones accused of sexual assault in lawsuit
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is being sued by a woman who says he sexually assaulted her.
Jana Weckerly, a former exotic dancer, filed a suit in Dallas County District Court on Monday alleging Jones assaulted her in 2009. Read the PDF of the entire lawsuit here. (Warning: Graphic content.)
Jones denied the allegations in a statement from his lawyer to Pro Football Talk.
“These allegations are completely false,” Levi McCathern, Jones' lawyer, said in the statement. “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.”
Weckerly's lawyer told the Dallas Morning News that his client is still dealing with "trauma" from the alleged incident.
The suit also claims that Jones and the Cowboys conspired to cover up the assault. Weckerly seeks more than $1 million in damages.
Weckerly's lawyer sent a press release to several media outlets last week, claiming Weckerly was the person who took the photos of Jones posing with strippers. The pictures were taken in 2009 and recently leaked. Jones said the photos were "misrepresented."
- Dan Gartland