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Jerry Jones being accused of defamation

The saga continues for the Cowboys owner and GM.

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The woman who has said that Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is her biological father has filed a defamation suit against him, saying that she's been smeared as a “’extortionist’ and a ‘shakedown artist'. 

“Not once did Defendant Jones or any of his agents ever deny that Plaintiff was Defendant Jones’ daughter,” Davis’ Dallas lawyers, Jay K. Gray and Andrew A. Bergman, wrote in their defamation complaint. “Instead, Defendant Jones chose the avenue of calling his own daughter an ‘extortionist’ merely to make his own public image less despicable by attempting to discredit Plaintiff’s reputation and character in the public eye.”

The woman, who is named Alexandria Davis, originally was seeking recognition as Jones' daughter in a suit that was filed last year. But according to her latest suit, she was smeared by Jones and his associates. 

"Rather than acknowledging his child, or even taking the opportunity to get to know his child, my father and his associates have publicly smeared my reputation and intentions," she said in the statement provided by her lawyers.

"I have been falsely accused of a 'shakedown' and 'extortion.' In reality, I am a daughter who simply wants to acknowledge her father without fear of retribution. I will not stand by and let my father's actions or words define me or my future."

Neither Jones nor his lawyers were available for comment.

Source: ESPN