Jerry Jones Sued By Woman Claiming to Be His Secret Daughter.

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A 25-year-old woman is suing Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, accusing the billionaire of allegedly giving her mother significant amounts of money in 1996 to hide the fact that he’s the girl’s biological father. The lawsuit claims that she has had to carry this alleged secret for her entire life.

According to the lawsuit, the girl was allegedly forced into silence by a confidentiality agreement signed by her mother. She claims the confidentiality agreement was signed when the girl was just one-year-old. 

Jones denied being the biological father of the girl in the settlement filings. According to the lawsuit, Jones allegedly paid the lady $375,000 “in return for secrecy” and had an Arkansas acquaintance and lawyer named Donald Jack set up two trusts for the girl tied to her and her mother, keeping Jones’ paternity a mystery, according to a copy of the lawsuit that ESPN obtained.

Last Thursday, Alexandra Davis of Washington, D.C., filed a complaint against Jones, now 79, in Dallas County court. Jones allegedly courted her mother, Cynthia Davis Spencer, when she was working at the American Airlines ticket counter in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1995, according to the report. According to the lawsuit, Spencer was divorced from her spouse at the time.

The lawsuit states, “Plaintiff has had to endure the endless public profiles of her father and siblings while forced to remain secret to everyone, including her closest confidants.”

Jerry and his wife Gene have three children together, Stephen, Jerry Jr., and Charlotte Jones Anderson. A spokesperson for Jones declined to give a comment to ESPN.

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