Jerry Jones Hit With Sexual Assault Suit
From D Magazine:
The lawsuit was filed September 30 by Patricia Gavin. It is described by Courthouse News: “Sexual assault, theft, false imprisonment, and privacy actions where the plaintiff asserts she was pinned against the wall in a restaurant by the defendant and sexually assaulted, among other things.”
The suit was filed pro se, which I think pretty much says all you need to know.
UPDATE (10/2/10): Patricia Gavin herself sent me a copy of the filing. It is, without question, one of the more interesting court filings I have ever read. Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up:
Gavin says she’s a former captain in the U.S. Air Force. She claims that Jerry Jones assaulted her at Ocean Prime on the same night that was captured by that famous Deadspin video of a slurring Jones. She also claims that she’s an art dealer; that on the night in question, someone stole her purse, which contained a check for $2 million (British sterling); and that, in an effort to cover this whole thing up, Jones’ financial advisors dosed her with GHB. Oh, also? Somebody got an STD from an assault in the bathroom at Al Biernat’s.
I am not making this up. Is Gavin making it up? If she is, she has a very vivid imagination indeed.
UPDATE (10/2/10): It probably bears mentioning that on September 20 a judge issued a restraining order against Patricia Gavin, prohibiting her from having contact with Jones, his family, or anyone associated with the Dallas Cowboys.
Remember Jerry Jones’s drunk video, in which he slammed Parcells and Tebow? A woman claims that later that night Jones assaulted her, had her drugged with GHB, and almost gave her a prostitute’s STD. Strange stuff in here.
A couple of caveats before we get to the good stuff in the lawsuit, which might discount it as (to use a legal term) complete bullshit. First, Jones already has a restraining order out on the woman, Patricia Gavin. Second, the lawsuit was filed pro se, which means she’s choosing to represent herself (crazy alert), or couldn’t find a lawyer willing to do it (double crazy alert).
It was at Ocean Prime restaurant in Dallas that Jones was recorded on our famous little video. But later that night, according to Gavin, his drunk turned mean.
[A]s I was exiting the Ladies Room at the back of the restaurant Jerry Jones obstructed my exit and shoved me into the Ladies Room and sexually assaulted me pinning me against the wall and stating “You aren’t going anywhere. I planned this when you walked in.”
Mr. Jones blocked my exit as I was leaving the Ladies Room and shoved me back in the restroom after I told him “Good Luck with the Superbowl. That is a really big job. I was just leaving. Excuse me”. As I attempted to avoid him and step around him he put his hands on my shoulders and drove me back in the Ladies Room and against the wall.
Mr. Jones sexually assaulted me in the Ladies Room and he had an erection when he pressed me against the wall.
Oh, it gets weirder. Gavin claims she had to get tested for STDs because Jones and his son told her they had been with prostitutes earlier in the night. And later, at a meeting with Jones’s associates, they drugged her with GHB in an attempt to get her to halt her lawsuit.
So, did any of this happen? Probably not, just like the $3 million she claims was stolen from her purse the night of the assault. But this is America: anyone can file any lawsuit, and anyone can laugh at it.