Lawyers representing the 25-year old Congressional aide, who is suing Jerry Jones of Dallas Cowboys released a statement Thursday stating that their client isn’t motivated by money and instead wants a judge for an agreement “that prohibits her from identifying her true father.”
Alexandra Davis (who lives in Washington D.C.) was not motivated to sue Jones for “fame and fortune”. She filed the lawsuit against Jones on March 3, alleging that Jones is her biological dad.
“Ms. Davis’ lawsuit does not seek to recover money,” said Jay K. Gray (Dallas) and Andrew A. Bergman (Dallas), in a statement that was released to ESPN. “Ms. Davis is only suing to have a Court declare that her lawsuit does not seek to recover money. She is not bound to any agreement she entered into that prohibits her from identifying her true father. This is a natural human need that every child can understand, regardless of their age.
According to the complaint Davis lived her life “fatherless” and in secret. She also feared that if her mother revealed who her father was she and her mother might lose their financial support. Jones is accused to having paid $375,000 for Davis' mother Cynthia Davis Spencer. This lawsuit alleges that Davis was approached by Jones while she was working as a ticket counter at American Airlines in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Davis, now serving as an aide for U.S. Rep. Ronny of Texas, declined to comment on the matter with ESPN and other media outlets after Wednesday's lawsuit went public. Jones' lawyers argued that Jones filed the lawsuit against their client “only after Ms. Davis failed to address this matter in private” and that Jones had not responded to her numerous attempts.
Bergman did not answer any questions beyond that statement. Jim Wilkinson was also a Jones spokesperson and declined to comment. He said Jones would not comment on the lawsuit.
According to the complaint, Davis' mother signed an agreement with Jones friend and lawyer Donald Jack when she was just one year old. Jack accepted the $375,000 payment. The lawsuit claims that Davis has never had a legal father because of two trusts she established and which have not been disclosed to her mother.
Plaintiff spent her whole life hiding her true father, adding insult to injury. Plaintiff was only ever allowed to know her true father by Defendant Jones.
The complaint states that Jones' daughter and Cowboys senior executive, Charlotte Jones Anderson is currently divorcing Shy Anderson. According to the lawsuit, Davis Spencer was recently subpoenaed to take a deposition during the divorce proceedings. The suit describes the proceedings as “protracted” and “contentious.” According to the lawsuit, Davis Spencer was recently subpoenaed for a deposition in divorce proceedings. She was then contacted by at least one individual associated with Jerry Jones.
“This person told Cynthia that Defendant Jones would be extremely upset if Cynthia testified at her deposition. He also disclosed that he was Plantiffs' father.” Cynthia was informed that Defendant Jones could and might terminate the trusts. Plantiffs still have two lump sum payments due to Plaintiff when Cynthia turns 2 and 28.
The lawsuit was posted Monday on the Dallas County court's website and made available to the public, as well as hundreds of Texas attorneys. The lawsuit was filed late Monday night by the team.
Davis' lawyers stated in their statement that Davis, at Mr. Jones's request, agreed to have court records temporarily sealed in order to protect the public. Ms. Davis believed that the lawsuit could be resolved in this period without any publicity. The lawsuit was discovered after the Court records had been sealed and the lawsuit was filed.
It is unknown if Jones and Davis lawyers have reached an agreement to settle the case. On March 31, a hearing is scheduled to decide if the records of the court will remain confidential.