Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott files lawsuit alleging woman is attempting to extort $100 million

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Dak Prescott Files Lawsuit Against Woman Alleging Extortion Attempt for $100 Million

On Monday, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott filed a lawsuit against Victoria Shores in a Texas district court. The 11-page complaint, filed in Collin County, alleges that Shores and her legal team have been attempting to extort $100 million from Prescott.

Demand Letter from Shores’ Attorneys

According to the lawsuit, in January 2023, lawyers for Victoria Shores sent an email to a third party at Mississippi State University, where Prescott attended college. In the demand letter addressed to Prescott, Shores’ attorneys, Bethel and Yoel Zehaie, claimed that she would not press criminal charges regarding an alleged sexual assault in February 2017 if compensated for the mental anguish she had suffered.

Details of the Alleged Incident

The lawsuit states that Prescott and Shores knew each other through her employment, and on February 2, 2017, he invited her to hang out with others in Plano, Texas. At one point during the gathering, they were alone in an SUV when the alleged sexual assault occurred.

Claims and Counterclaims

In the demand letter, Shores’ attorneys said she had endured “mental anguish that is unimaginable dealing with the trauma” and required therapy and counseling. They demanded compensation valued at $100 million for her suffering.

Prescott, however, has never engaged in nonconsensual sexual conduct with anyone and strongly denies the allegations, according to his attorney Levi McCathern. McCathern stated that they would not allow Shores and her legal team to profit from what he calls an attempt at extortion.

Additional Allegations

The lawsuit also accuses Shores of defamation and slander, defamation per se, business disparagement, tortious interference with current and/or prospective business relations, civil conspiracy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Donation to a Sexual Assault Advocacy Group

Prescott has stated that he would donate “any and all” money recovered from the lawsuit to a sexual assault and domestic violence advocacy group.

Contract Details

Prescott is currently in the final year of a four-year, $160 million contract. According to salary tracking Website Spotrac.

Shores’ Response

Shores and her legal team have responded, with attorney Yoel Zehaie stating that they stand “vehemently” by their client’s claim. He also clarified that the demand letter is standard in the legal practice and sexual assault cases.


This ongoing situation highlights the complex nature of allegations, extortion attempts, and the legal process. Dak Prescott’s legal team is determined to protect him against what they believe to be false claims, while Victoria Shores maintains her stance that she has been wronged. The case remains an evolving story and a reminder of the importance of addressing sensitive issues with integrity, compassion, and the law’s guidance.