Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones asks judge to toss paternity suit against him
, 2022-06-09 17:24:45,
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones asked a judge to toss a paternity suit against him, arguing that the woman suing him breached a settlement agreement to not publicly say he is her father, according to a recent court filing.
The May 31 filing in Dallas County responded to a paternity lawsuit filed April 20 by 25-year-old Alexandra Davis to legally establish parentage between herself and Jones. In the petition, Davis said she wants genetic testing to verify the parent-child relationship.
In the court filing, obtained Thursday by The Dallas Morning News, Jones’ lawyers asked the case be dismissed with prejudice, which means they want the judge to say the lawsuit can’t be refiled. Jones denies in the court filing he is Davis’ biological father.
Jones would not be subjected to genetic testing if the paternity lawsuit is dismissed.
“I think it’s interesting that he’s trying to avoid taking the DNA test,” said Jay Gray, an attorney for Davis. “To me that says a lot. Why would you try to fight a DNA test with someone who’s alleging to be your daughter? I just don’t get it.”
A lawyer for Jones and Jim Wilkinson, a spokesman for the Jones family, declined to comment.
Davis, who works for U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Amarillo, previously sued Jones March 3 seeking a declaratory judgment from a judge that she was not bound by a settlement agreement that her mother signed on her behalf when Davis was about a year old.
In that lawsuit, Davis alleged that Jones and her mother had a relationship in the mid-1990s from which she was conceived. Jones and Davis’ mother reached a settlement to financially support the mother and child as long as they didn’t publicly identify…
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