Jerry Jones and His Lawyer Intimidated, Paid Off Sexual Assault Victim, New Allegations Say
Monday, Jana Weckerly filed an amended complaint in her sexual assault case against Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, further detailing her claim that Jones assaulted her in 2009 and describing efforts she alleges Jones, the Dallas Cowboys and Jones' attorney, Levi McCathern, made to silence her.
The new complaint was filed in advance of a Friday hearing that will determine whether Weckerly can continue her suit. Normally, a case like hers is subject to a five-year statute of limitations, but the conspiracy to keep her silent, if proven, could void that time limit.
After the Monday complaint was filed, it was quickly sealed and ordered to be redacted before it could be re-posted to Dallas County's online court document system. When it was, it wasn't the sexual details that were blacked out. No, it was all references to McCathern and his firm being part of the conspiracy -- including his issuing Weckerly payments from his Interest on Lawyer Trust Account and convincing Weckerly that she would be in trouble if she took her allegations to the police or the public.
A dismissal hearing covering Jones and McCathern's statute of limitations claims is scheduled for Friday.
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