Detroit Lions safety Tavon Wilson is being sued for over $2.5 million by his ex-girlfriend, Alanda Jackson, for allegedly punching her in the face during a nightclub altercation in May 2016, TMZ reports.
Jackson dated Wilson from 2011-14 and is the mother of their 3-year-old child.
Both parties were at a Washington, D.C., nightclub in May 2016, where Jackson engaged in a verbal spat with Wilson’s girlfriend at the time, Simone Leach.
Jackson claims that during the verbal feud, Wilson punched her in the face, breaking her nose and causing further injuries in the process, and she’s now suing the defensive back for $2.5 million.
Wilson’s lawyer released the following statement to TMZ:
“There’s video of the incident that shows Ms. Leach is attacked. Mr. Wilson is a witness, Ms. Leach is the victim and Ms. Jackson is the defendant.”
“She’s been charged criminally. Her civil claim is meritless and I think she will be convicted for this shortly.”
Jackson’s friend who was with her at the time is also filing a separate lawsuit, claiming that one of Wilson’s friends stabbed her during the melee.
Wilson asked a judge to dismiss both Jackson and her friend’s lawsuit.
The Lions released the following statement via Pro Football Talk’s Charean Williams:
We are aware of the report regarding Tavon Wilson. We have spoken to Tavon, and we have also notified the league office of this matter. Due to the personal nature of this situation, we will have no additional comment at this time.
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