Deion Sanders Sues Former Wife Pilar for Defamation

Deion Sanders / Pilar Sanders
Deion Sanders / Pilar Sanders

Broadcaster and Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders has filed a defamation suit against his ex-wife, Pilar Sanders, also known as Pilar Love El Dey.

The suit accuses Pilar Sanders of publishing false statements on social media that accuse him of multiple crimes, including child abuse, spousal abuse, assault and attempted murder. The suit also references defamatory statements it said she made on TV in a recent appearance on The O’Reilly Factor.

The suit, filed Nov. 24 in Collin County, seeks damages of $200,000 to $1 million as well as other relief to which he may be entitled.

“The property and rights involved are unique and irreplaceable, so that it will be impossible to accurately measure, in monetary terms, the damages caused by the defendant’s conduct,” the suit states, adding that the losses are likely to exceed Pilar Sanders’ financial worth.

Pilar Sanders’ attorney, Larry Friedman, was not immediately available for comment Tuesday.

The couple’s divorce became final in June 2013 after several contentious court hearings that included accusations from both sides. As part of the divorce, Deion Sanders was awarded full custody of the couple’s three children. Pilar Sanders was awarded visitation every Thursday and the first, third and fifth weekends of each month.

Her recent posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and other social media include multiple allegations that she and her children have been abused by her ex-husband. Some of the videos she posted have been blocked because of copyright issues. Some posts also have been made by others on her behalf.

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