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Woman Accuses Dak Prescott Of Sexual Assault And Allegedly Attempted To Extort $100 Milly, He Sues Her For $1 Million –

The woman, Victoria Shores, is being sued by Prescott for defamation and slander, defamation per se, civil extortion/duress, business disparagement, tortious interference with current and/or prospective business relations, civil conspiracy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Dak Prescott filed a $1 million civil suit on March 11 in response to a letter representatives sent him for a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her after his rookie year in the NFL.

NBC Sports learned that the woman, Victoria Shores, is being sued by Prescott for defamation and slander, defamation per se, civil extortion/duress, business disparagement, tortious interference with current and/or prospective business relations, civil conspiracy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. 

Prescott’s lawyer, Levi McCathern, released a statement defending his character and told NBC Sports that his client has reported the letter to “appropriate authorities” and “will continue to cooperate fully in their investigation.”

The statement reads, in part, “Mr. Prescott — a new father to a baby girl — has great empathy for survivors of sexual assault. He fervently believes that all perpetrators of such crimes should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. To be clear, Mr. Prescott has never engaged in any nonconsensual sexual conduct with anyone. Lies hurt. Especially malicious lies. We will not allow the Defendant and her legal team to profit from this attempt to extort millions from Mr. Prescott.”

Prescott’s filing of the lawsuit against Ms. Shores effectively places the ball in her team’s court legally speaking, but according to a report from CNN, Shores is standing by her claims against Prescott. Yoel Zehaie told the outlet on March 12, “His team is trying to label this as extortion to change the narrative. We sent a demand letter, which is standard in the legal practice and in sexual assault cases.”

“One of the most common phrases for wrongful death is, what’s the price can you put on a dead person’s life? Well, what’s the price you can put on a rape? The trauma that comes with that, the humiliation that comes from that? There’s not a price you can put on that.”

According to a press release issued by Prescott’s legal team, he plans to donate any judgment in his favor to the Joyful Heart Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to assisting sexual assault survivors.

Another of Prescott’s attorneys, Jennifer Falk, a former prosecutor who handled sexual assault cases, said that these allegations have the potential to damage the “believe women” social movement, telling WFAA, “I come into every case with kind of that lens to believe her, because that is what we should be doing socially,” Falk said. “But the moment I was brought into this case and the moment I read the demand letter, it gave me great concern.”

Source: Black Enterprise

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