Lawsuit Against Cowboys’ Prescott Moves Counties

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The woman who filed charges against Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott for sexual assault has dropped her suit in Dallas County but will still be pursuing the case.

Initial reports on Friday claimed the case had been outright dismissed by the plaintiff, but her lawyer told WFAA that she would be re-filing it in Collin County, where Prescott has a countersuit against her for extortion and attempted theft by coercion, “for purposes of convenience.”

The woman filed a “non-suit without prejudice” request through her legal team in Dallas County early last week, and a judge signed off on it on Friday. The approval allows her to re-file the case and move it into the Colin County courts.

Prescott and his team were notified of an alleged 2017 incident in a letter last February, and the case was filed in February of this year. The letter included an alleged demand from the woman for $100 million not to report the incident to the police.

Prescott filed his civil countersuit and a criminal report in March.

The woman says she met him while working at a bar and later joined him and others for drinks. At the end of the night, Prescott allegedly made his friends leave an SUV the group had been sitting in and proceeded to pull down her pants against her wishes.

He and his legal team have repeatedly denied the allegations.

“Her allegations are completely false and this is all a continuation of the extortion plot against Dak,” Levi McCathern, Prescott’s lawyer, told WFAA. “It is truly sad for the true survivors of sexual assault that people try to use our system to enrich themselves at the expense of others. The good news for Dak is I am confident the truth will prevail in this matter.”

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