Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been sued by a 25-year-old congressional intern from North Texas who claims that Jones is her biological father.
Dallas County attorneys representing Alexandra Davis filed the action on Thursday, stating that Jones and her mother had a relationship in the mid-1990s, from which she was created. Jones and Cynthia Davis, the kid’s mother, agreed to financially support the mother and child as long as they did not publicly identify Jones as the child’s father, according to court filings.
In the Dallas Morning News
The agreement between Jones and her mother would bind Alexandra Davis if she were to try to prove that Jones is her father, but she wants a judge to rule that she is not. The last thing she wants to do is get sued or have her financial trusts drained of funds. In addition, she wants the court to rule that such settlement agreements are “unenforceable” in the state of Texas.
Court documents show that the complaint was temporarily sealed on Wednesday ahead of a March 31 hearing. Before the file was sealed, the Dallas Morning News was able to get the lawsuit through the county’s online court records system.
On Wednesday afternoon, Alexandra Davis and her attorney could not be contacted by phone or e-mail. Her mother chose not to respond right away. There was no reaction from any of the lawyers listed in court records as defending Jones on Wednesday afternoon. In response, Jones’ personal spokesman, Jim Wilkinson, refused to comment.
Jones is a real estate entrepreneur who made millions as a young guy digging for oil. In 1989, he purchased the Dallas Cowboys from the oil business for $140 million. Jones, his wife Gene, and their three children own the business. Forbes lists the Dallas Cowboys as the most valuable sports team in the world, despite the fact that they haven’t won a championship since 1996.
Controversy surrounding a 2016 legal settlement between four Cowboys cheerleaders and the team led to the filing of this lawsuit. Recently, the Cowboys paid out $2.4 million to four former cheerleading squad members who claimed that their former public relations director, Rich Dalrymple, had videotaped them while they changed clothes in a locker room. The allegations have been taken seriously by Jones.
Big Rich Texas, a Dallas-Fort Worth-based reality series that followed five wealthy women and their daughters, concluded with the third and last season with Cynthia and Alexandra Davis as the stars. Cynthia Davis’s representatives claimed at the time that she was relying on a trust fund to support her.
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