Jerry Jones Sex Assault Suit Is Over, But It Isn't Exactly Clear Why
Jerry Jones is no longer headed to trial over accusations that he sexually assaulted a woman in 2009. The case, brought by former stripper Jana Weckerly, also claimed that Jones and his longtime lawyer, Levi McCathern, conspired to pay her off until the statute of limitations expired.
A hearing was scheduled for Thursday afternoon to determine whether or not Weckerley's claims could move forward despite the fact that more than five years had passed since the incident with Jones. She argued that her claim should still be heard because of Jones frequent travel outside Texas, and that the payments she claimed to have received from Jones, by way of McCathern, fell within the statute.
Thursday morning, after a court-mandated mediation session Wednesday, the case was dismissed.
McCathern, and Weckerley's lawyer Thomas Bowers, gave dueling cryptic statements.
First from McCathern: "We are pleased with the Court's Judgment against Ms. Weckerly. Ms. Weckerly's allegations were false. This case is over."
And from Bowers: "The Motion to Dismiss was granted. We do not contest the Judgment as entered by the court. Neither Jerry Jones nor the Cowboys organization has paid us any money."
The court order dismissing the case is included below.
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