Jerry Jones asked a judge Monday to throw out a paternity case against him and alleged that the Congressional aide who claims he is her father is involved in multiple monetary extortion attempts against him and the Dallas Cowboys.
According to Jones' response, Davis asked if he would make a deal and if he would not be publicly or privately identified.
The court motion doesn't say who tried to extort Jones or how much.
The ongoing divorce battle between Charlotte Jones Anderson and her husband is connected to the Davis lawsuit against Jones and other recent Cowboys scandals in a March 10 demand letter from Babcock. The letter, obtained by the sports network, tells Shy Anderson to preserve documents to determine if there is a conspiracy among himself and others.
The letter advises Jones' son-in-law to preserve documents and other evidence in 10 categories, including communications he might have had with Davis and her mother. All efforts to obtain information you and/or your counsel consider embarrassing to Mr. Jones were some of the topics that lawyers asked Anderson to preserve.
The March 10 letter from Babcock made reference to all communications with any person regarding an incident with certain Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders which was the subject of an article by ESPN.
The letter asks Shy Anderson to preserve any communications he may have had with a former Cowboys executive namedVincent Thompson. Thompson gave the initial tip that led to the story. Four cheerleaders accused Richard Dalrymple of voyeurism in their locker room at AT&T Stadium, and the team settled with them for $2.4 million. The story was confirmed by obtaining confidential documents.
Thompson, the team's human resources chief from 1998 to 2009, has made numerous allegations about the front-office culture of the Cowboys. Thompson did not know about the voyeurism incident until six years after he left the team. He said that he had heard about the incident from a current Cowboys employee.
Thompson said that he has not seen or spoken to Anderson since he left the Cowboys.
McCathern and Babcock did not comment. Lisa G. Duffee, the divorce lawyer for Shy Anderson, did not return calls or messages. A spokesman for Jones declined to comment on the court filing or the letter sent by Babcock to Anderson. When asked if Jones or his lawyers have told federal law enforcement about the alleged extortion plots, Wilkinson declined to comment.
Andrew A. Bergman, the Dallas attorney for Davis, said that he would challenge Jerry Jones to prove that anyone demanded money. Jerry Jones wants to further damage his daughter by saying she is extorting him. I challenge them to put up any evidence that supports either of these claims.
Bergman sent a letter to Jones on behalf of Davis, but he did not explain why she thinks he is her father. If you are willing to cooperate, Texas law provides a relatively simple, non-intrusive, inexpensive procedure for establishing parentage.
Bergman wrote that if he didn't hear from Jones in seven days, he would take legal action to force him to acknowledge that he is the woman's father.
The Cowboys owner was dealing with multiple monetary extortion attempts when Davis made overtures, according to Jones.
The Jones lawyers wrote that the court does not have the power to grant relief to her.
Bergman challenged Mr. Jones to deny that he is the father and that he paid the money for the confidentiality agreement for Alex's mother.
Davis has declined to speak to the media. On March 3, she filed her lawsuit against Jones and asked a judge to toss out an agreement that tried to prevent her from stating who her real father was.
At the annual meetings of the NFL in Palm Beach, Florida, Jones was asked about the paternity lawsuit for the first time, but he declined to discuss it, calling it a personal issue.
According to the initial complaint, Davis has lived her life without her father in secret and in fear that she and her mother would lose financial support if she told anyone who her father was.
Cynthia Davis Spencer, the mother of Davis, is alleged to have been paid $375,000 by Jones when she worked at the American Airlines ticket counter in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The complaint states that when Davis was a year old, her mother signed an agreement with a friend and lawyer to accept a payoff. Two trusts established in 1995 have paid an undisclosed amount to Davis and her mother. The lawsuit says that the trusts resulted in Davis never having a legal father.
To add insult to injury, Plaintiff has had to hide who her real father is.
The Charlotte Jones Anderson and Shy Anderson divorce proceedings are mentioned in the complaint. According to the lawsuit, Davis Spencer was subpoenaed to testify in a deposition in the divorce case, which was described in the lawsuit as "protracted and contentious."
The person told Cynthia that Jones would be upset if she testified that he was her father.
A hearing will be held this Thursday to determine if the public will be able to see the complaint.