Former Minnesota Vikings girlfriend Jeff Gladney sued him in Dallas, accusing him of beating her for more than two hours in April and then trying to bribe her into silence with a $1,000 necklace from Tiffany and a gift certificate to a spa. .
The civil lawsuit seeks at fewest $1 million in damages and adds to the legal woes facing Gladney, who was scheduled to grip a grand jury hearing Thursday. He can be officially referred to shortly following facing a felony assault charge. He surrendered to Dallas authorities following the April incident.
Gladney, 24, a previous TCU first-round drafter, could not be reached for comment. Letters seeking comment from his agent and lawyer were not immediately received.
The women’s suit was filed this week and earned by USA TODAY Sports. He gives her her version of what happened in the alleged incident, which began on the night of April 1, following she looked through the executioner’s phone while he was helping load a bed into his truck near Dallas. She reported seeing letters from my torturer to another woman for whom he had bought $700 Louis Vuitton sunglasses.
The suit states that “the plaintiff felt betrayed upon seeing these letters.” “Earlier that day, the plaintiff offered to pay for the defendant’s (gladney) haircut and sent the defendant $50 through the Cash App as a considerate gesture. Frustrated at the defendant’s unfaithfulness, the plaintiff sent $100 to herself from the defendant’s phone Via the Cash app.
It escalated from there, according to the lawsuit. After she said she confronted my executioner, he asked to pass through her phone.
The lawsuit stated that “the plaintiff refused.” That was when the abuse and violence started.”
What happened next, according to the lawsuit, generally matches the outlines of her account provided to Dallas police following the accident. While in his car while he was driving, the lawsuit alleges that her torturer yelled at her to unlock her phone, pulled her hair, punched and strangled her and hit her confront against the dashboard.
“My executioner got off the highway multiple times to take access roads so the defendant could persevere punching and hitting her at red lights and then back on the highway,” the lawsuit says.
As they approached her apartment complicated, she noticed a car parked to the side with the lights on, according to the suit.
“After being beaten for more than two hours, tossed like a rag doll, and fearing for her life, she had only one idea at that point, no matter the risks: try to get into that car prior the defendant forced her into the apartment where she said The lawsuit says her fate will be more grave.” “The plaintiff knew this was her final chance to survive.”
She jumped out of the car, but “as she did, the defendant managed to grab her by the shirt or arm at the final second,” causing her feet to drag on the ground while the car was still moving, according to the suit.
The lawsuit states that “the defendant then hit a parked car, at which time the defendant left the plaintiff.” “The plaintiff ran to the car she had seen earlier and noticed two girls sitting in that car. The two girls opened their car and let the plaintiff in. The plaintiff looked back and saw the defendant standing next to the truck while she called the police. By that time, the plaintiff had finished talking to the police, The defendant’s and defendant’s truck vanished.”
The lawsuit states that the torturers tried to convince her not to press charges and that she worked with the torturers “apparently to repair the relationship.”
Her executioner continued to pursue, harass, intimidate and falsely accuse her of lying about the assault, according to the lawsuit.
The suit states that “on July 25, 2021, the defendant appeared at the home of the plaintiff, uninvited, and forced the plaintiff, against her will, to delete the text message threads and screenshots of the text messages.”
The lawsuit alleges that my executioner was assault, battery, incorrect imprisonment and theft of evidence.
Gladney started 15 games final year with the Vikings, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment. After his arrest in April, the Vikings said they were taking the matter seriously “because the allegations mentioned are very disturbing”. “We’re letting the legal process run its course,” said General Manager Rick Spielman.
Since the alleged incident, my executioner has not participated in exercises or a training camp with the Vikings.
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