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Police investigating alleged 2017 sexual assault by Dak Prescott



Police investigating alleged 2017 sexual assault by Dak Prescott
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Dallas police on Thursday confirmed they’re investigating an alleged 2017 sexual assault involving Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.

The investigation is a outcomes of a grievance filed Wednesday by a woman who alleges Prescott assaulted her behind an SUV seven years prior to now.

On Monday, Prescott filed a lawsuit in Collin County claiming he is being extorted for $100 million by the woman and her attorneys. Individually, police in Prosper, Texas, the place the quarterback lives, are literally investigating Prescott’s extortion declare.

Prescott’s lawyer, Levi McCathern, questioned the timing of the woman going to police seven years after the alleged assault befell and after the extortion investigation began this week.

“Clearly they suppose that this may by hook or by crook mitigate their felony accountability for attempting this illegal shakedown,” McCathern suggested ESPN. “It won’t, and it is a true disservice to the precise survivors of sexual abuse.

“We sit up for working with all laws enforcement in reaching a merely conclusion to this case.”

In accordance with Prescott’s go properly with, he is on the lookout for monetary discount in additional of $1 million. He has devoted to donating any of the discount to the Joyful Coronary coronary heart Foundation, whose mission is to “heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, house violence and child abuse,” or one different “like-minded group.”

The 11-page lawsuit moreover alleges defamation and slander, defamation per se, enterprise disparagement, tortious interference with current and/or potential enterprise relations, civil conspiracy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

In January, Prescott acquired a letter from attorneys Bethel and Yoel Zehaie on behalf of the woman accusing Prescott of sexually assaulting her, in step with the go properly with.

The letter acknowledged: “Whatever the tragic events, she is eager to forego pursuing felony prices, along with disclosing this information to most people, in commerce for compensating her for the psychological anguish she has suffered. [The woman’s] damages are valued on the sum of $100,000,000.00.”

In an announcement delivered Monday after the lawsuit was filed, McCathern talked about: “Mr. Prescott — a model new father to a baby woman — has good empathy for survivors of sexual assault. He fervently believes that all perpetrators of such crimes should be punished to the fullest extent of the laws. To be clear, Mr. Prescott has under no circumstances engaged in any nonconsensual, sexual conduct with anyone. Lies hurt. Notably, malicious lies. We is just not going to allow the defendant and her approved group to income from this attempt to extort hundreds and hundreds from Mr. Prescott.”

Zehaie alleged in an announcement Monday that Prescott had acknowledged having been with the woman the night of her alleged assault in 2017.

“We stand by the fact,” the assertion be taught, partly. “Dak and his authorized professionals try to be bullies and play hardball and sufferer blame. We’re not afraid of the fact.

“Dak should be held accountable for his conduct. We’re not afraid of him or his approved group.”

Requested in regards to the allegations in opposition to Prescott on Thursday, Cowboys authorities vice chairman Stephen Jones talked about the case would not have an effect on contract talks with the quarterback.

“We’ve got visited with Dak about that [the allegations], and it’s truly a approved matter so it’s one factor we cannot contact upon,” Jones talked about.