Judge dismisses defamation lawsuit against Cowboys owner Jerry Jones filed by woman who alleged she is his daughter

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 08: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is seen on the field looking on during pregame warm ups prior to a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on October 08, 2023 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W.

The lawsuit — which was also filed against Jones’ longtime lawyer Don Jack and family communications consultant Jim Wilkinson — was thrown out by Judge Robert W. Schroeder III on Tuesday. Schroder ruled that some of the alleged defamatory statements made about Davis were either true or “not defamatory,” and that Davis qualified as a “limited public figure.”

Davis has 21 days to file an amended complaint in the lawsuit, which her lawyers told ESPN that they plan to do. Part of the lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice.she wanted recognition that she was Jones’ daughter headtopics.com

. She said her mother, Cynthia Spencer Davis, had a relationship with Jones in the 1990s when she was working as a ticket agent for American Airlines in Arkansas. That lawsuit, she said, was not done in order to seek money from Jones but rather to put his name on her birth certificate — something that wasn’t done after an agreement was reached by Davis and Jones that stated Jones would financially support both of them but not be publicly identified as her father.

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