Jerry Jones accused of sexual assault in lawsuit – Where is NFL’s Roger Goodell on this one?
27-year-old woman from Ardmore, Okla, has accused Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones of sexual assault and is seeking more than $1 million in damages in a lawsuit that an attorney for Jones has decried as an extortion plot.
Jana Weckerly, a former stripper, said Jones assaulted her in May or June 2009 and conspired with the Cowboys to cover up the alleged incident, according to the lawsuit filed late Monday night in Dallas County, Texas.
The woman alleges that Jones and the Cowboys also threatened her to keep her from reporting the incident to police, the suit says. She left Texas as a result and is living at an undisclosed location because she fears for her life based on threats made by Jones and the Cowboys, said her attorney, Thomas D. Bowers III.
“Nobody’s perfect but she’s consistent and she’s credible, and I believe her,” Bowers said.