McKINNEY, Texas (CN) - Deion Sanders sued his ex-wife for more than $200,000, claiming she defamed him on social media and TV, accusing him of "child abuse ... assault, murder and other crimes."
Sanders, the only athlete to play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series, was divorced from his wife in July 2013. It was not an amicable parting.
He sued Pilar Sanders aka Pilar Love el Dey on Nov. 24 in Collin County Court, seeking "more than $200,000 but less than $1 million."
In the lawsuit, Sanders claims that his ex "has published, and continues to publish, statements on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, You Tube and other social media accusing Plaintiff of child abuse, abuse of the Defendant, assault, murder, and other crimes (the 'False Statements'). She has also appeared on television, specifically the Bill O'Reilly Show, making similar abuse allegations."
Sanders says he has asked his ex to cease and desist, but she has not, and he believes it will continue.
He seeks an injunction and punitive damages for defamation.
He is represented by Larry Boyd, with Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Joplin, of McKinney.
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