The break up, divorce and custody battle between famed former NFL player Deion Sanders and his ex-wife Pilar has been ugly from the beginning and now Deion is taking his frustrations back to court with a $20,000 defamation of character lawsuit. The news comes on the heels of Pilar publicly releasing audio recordings of their children speaking about their relationship with Deion last month.
According to Dallas News:
Broadcaster and Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders has filed a defamation suit against his ex-wife, Pilar Sanders, also known as Pilar Love El Dey.
The suit accuses Pilar Sanders of publishing false statements on social media that accuse him of multiple crimes, including child abuse, spousal abuse, assault and attempted murder. The suit also references defamatory statements it said she made on TV in a recent appearance on The O’Reilly Factor.
The suit, filed Nov. 24 in Collin County, seeks damages of $200,000 to $1 million as well as other relief to which he may be entitled.
Pilar Sanders’ attorney, Larry Friedman, was not immediately available for comment Tuesday.
Her recent posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and other social media include multiple allegations that she and her children have been abused by her ex-husband. Some of the videos she posted have been blocked because of copyright issues. Some posts also have been made by others on her behalf.
On Nov. 19 before the suit was filed, she posted a link on Twitter to audio recordings of phone conversations she had with two of her children in which they allege abuse by their father.
In the suit, the former Dallas Cowboys player also accuses his ex-wife of contacting his sponsors, employers, friends and acquaintances either directly or indirectly and making similar false statements.
According to the suit, Pilar Sanders has ignored his requests to stop.
“Based on defendant’s prior conduct, Plaintiff believes that defendant’s campaign of defamation of defendant’s character and reputation will continue unabated absent this court’s intervention,” the suit states.
A hearing on a temporary injunction is scheduled for next week.
This situation is uglier than Deion’s Jheri Curl…