Woman ‘Alexandra Davis’ claims to be Jerry Jone’s biological daughter, but her mother and she were paid to keep quiet.
Alexandra Davis, age 25 now, claims that the billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys paid her mother, Cynthia Davis, $375,000 to stay quiet about their relationship.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Cynthia and Jones met in 1995. In the lawsuit filed by Alexandra, it says that they were bound by a confidentiality agreement when Alexandra was only one-year old in which two trusts were set up in their names in order to keep his identity as the father a secret.
Dallas Morning News:
“Attorneys for Alexandra Davis filed the lawsuit Thursday in Dallas County, saying that Jones and her mother had a relationship in the mid-1990s from which she was conceived. According to court documents, Jones and Davis’ mother, Cynthia Davis, reached a settlement to financially support the mother and child as long as they didn’t publicly identify Jones as her father.
According to court documents, Cynthia Davis was married when she met Jones. She was working as a ticket counter agent for American Airlines at the airport in Little Rock, Ark., court documents said. Jones “pursued” Cynthia Davis and the pair began a relationship, according to court documents. It’s unclear how long the relationship lasted.
Alexandra Davis was born on Dec. 16, 1996, and shortly afterward, Cynthia Davis and her husband filed for divorce. During the divorce proceedings, it was determined through genetic testing that Alexandra Davis was not the child of Cynthia Davis’ husband. He was not ordered to pay child support when the divorce was finalized, and Alexandra Davis did not have a legal father, court documents said.
After receiving the test results, Cynthia Davis told Jones that he was Alexandra Davis’ biological father, according to the lawsuit. According to court documents, Jones had told Cynthia Davis that he was not able to have children.
The lawsuit says that Jones and his lawyers negotiated a settlement with Cynthia Davis that would “exchange money for silence.” Jones had his friend and lawyer Donald Jack act on his behalf to help Cynthia Davis with her divorce proceedings, according to the lawsuit.
About $27,000 was used to help Cynthia Davis with her divorce, court documents said. An additional $30,000 was given to her to continue negotiations “in good faith.” The lawsuit alleges that it was in Jones’ best interest for Cynthia Davis to finalize the divorce before he was legally declared or identified as Alexandra Davis’ father.
Jones and Cynthia Davis worked out a “deal” stating that Jones would provide financial support for Cynthia and Alexandra Davis as long as they did not publicly reveal that he was Alexandra Davis’ father, court documents said. Breaching the deal would result in financial support being cut off and Jones or Jack would sue.
The lawsuit said Alexandra Davis has lived in fear of losing financial support from Jones if she told anyone who her father was. The only time she has disclosed her father’s identity was when she had to obtain security clearance from the FBI to work in the White House for President Donald Trump, the lawsuit said. She currently works for U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson, an Amarillo Republican, according to her LinkedIn profile.”
Davis is asking a court to find that she isn’t legally bound by the agreement between Jones and her mother if she were to attempt to legally establish that he is her father. She is also seeking a declaration from the court that such settlement agreements should be “unenforceable” in Texas.
Cynthia and Alexandra Davis starred in the third and final season of Big Rich Texas, a reality show based in Dallas-Fort Worth that followed five wealthy women and their daughters. At the time, representatives for Cynthia Davis said she was living off a trust fund. —Dallas Morning News