Sep 24, 2014 7:54 PM

Accuser says Jerry Jones paid her to keep silent

The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) An Oklahoma woman accuses Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in a lawsuit of paying her for at least four years to keep her from reporting an alleged sexual assault.

An updated lawsuit filed Monday by Jana Weckerly's attorney accuses Jones of forcibly touching Weckerly and kissing her on the lips without her consent more than five years ago then bullying her into not reporting the alleged attack. The lawsuit seeks more than $1 million in damages.

Jones has denied Weckerly's allegations. The Cowboys have cited an earlier statement from a Jones attorney calling the claims "completely false."

Weckerly's lawsuit says Jones and the Cowboys sent her money from 2009 until at least July 2013.

A hearing on whether the lawsuit should be dismissed is scheduled for Friday in Dallas.


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