McKINNEY, Texas (CN) – A Dallas law firm sued Deion Sanders’ ex-wife for $1.2 million in legal fees from her messy 2013 divorce from the football and baseball star.
Friedman & Feiger sued Pilar Sanders in Collin County District Court on Oct. 26. It claims Sanders repeatedly fell behind on her payment obligations.
“As Sanders would fall behind in his [sic] payment obligations, Friedman & Feiger made demand upon her for payment,” the 5-page complaint states. “Each time, Sanders would assure and represent Friedman & Feiger that payment was forthcoming in order to induce Friedman & Feiger to continue to provide legal service.”
The law firm also represented Pilar Sanders in two civil lawsuits against her ex-husband in 2011 and 2012. In the latter, Sanders sued her ex-husband, former step-daughter Deiondra Sanders and Prime Time Enterprise, alleging defamation, assault, battery and fraud .
“Deion Sanders thinks he is above the law – i.e. exempt from the laws that apply to everyone else,” the 2012 complaint stated. “Like many famous people in sports, politics and finance, Deion Sanders thinks that money trumps everything and he will not have to be accountable for his actions. So strongly is his belief that he is above the law, that he leads his children and those around him by that example. In this case, when Deion’s daughter Deiondra tweeted to the world that: (a) Pilar was a ‘Gold Diggin’ Ho;’ (b) Pilar was ‘the number one gold digger of the year, LOL;’ (c) Pilar was a ‘GoldDigginH*e;’ and, (d) ALL PILAR DO IS LIE, Deion did nothing about it. Instead, he publicly endorsed Deiondra’s false statements proclaimed that Deiondra was ‘only defending her father,’ and then Tweeted to the world that he was ‘tired of all [Pilar’s] lies and foolishness.'”
A two-sport star who is the only person to play in a World Series and Super Bowl, Deion Sanders accused his ex-wife of defamation in a November 2014 lawsuit . He claimed she published untrue allegations of “child abuse, abuse of the defendant, assault, murder and other crimes” on social media.
“She has also appeared on television, specifically the Bill O’Reilly Show, making similar abuse allegations,” the complaint stated.
Pilar Sanders was held in contempt of court one month later and spent a week in Collin County jail. The court concluded that she had failed to return her children to her ex-husband after her visitation and took them when she should not have, according to contemporary media reports.
Pilar Sanders could not be reached for comment on Sunday. No phone number is listed in Celina in her name.
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