Former stripper Jana Weckerly claims that Jerry Jones sexually assaulted her in 2009, and is suing him for one million dollars. She recently updated her lawsuit to reveal that Jones put money into her bank account since the incident to keep her quiet. And yet, the money wasn’t enough to keep her from suing the Cowboy’s owner.
According to the Dallas Morning News, the 71-year-old Jones forcibly fondled Weckerly’s genitals and forced her to watch him receive oral sex from another woman. After the incident was over, the lawsuit alleges that Jana Weckerly was told to “keep her mouth shut,” and was forced to sign a gag-order so she’d never come forward. Weckerly said that her bank account statements will ultimately prove that she was receiving money, but she has not revealed how much she got.
According to Weckerly’s lawyer, the resulting emotional damage forced the ex-stripper to get years of psychiatric help and begin taking medications.
Jerry Jones is fighting the allegations, which the New York Post has labeled sextortion.
“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 money grab 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.”
However, three photos show Jerry Jones in scandalous positions with two different women, supposedly taken by Weckerly. Those photos were released by Frank Hoover, who appears to have some sort of psychological problems but is on Jerry Jones’ side. In a nearly incomprehensible manifesto, Hoover details an elaborate plot to extort the Cowboy’s owner. Although he did somehow get the pictures, it’s not clear if Hoover’s idea’s will have any use for Jones, but he might not need them.
Jerry Jones could get off on a technicality. The lawsuit may have been filed too late to meet a five-year statute of limitations, according to the New York Post. A hearing will be held on Friday to find out the exact date of the assault.
Another big question will be the response of the NFL. The organization has already been plagued by multiple scandals that paint the league as insensitive to violence against women, but those all involved players, not a big-wig owner.
So far, the NFL has not given any statement in relation to the Jerry Jones lawsuit.
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