Deion Sanders is never really a mainstay in the world of celebrity news, but when he does pop up it is always a juicy story! Well this time around Deion and his ex-wife, Pilar, are at the center of a lawsuit from a high school employee, John Darjean, who alleges the former couple’s son, Shiloh, brutally beat him. The man claims Shiloh assaulted him after he tried to confiscate the boy’s cell phone for using it on school property. He alleges the injuries resulted in him having to be transported to a local hospital and having spinal surgery!
Here’s the latest: On November 8th, Deion returned to court addressing the $1 million dollar lawsuit against him and his ex-wife Pilar.
The NFL legend denies that his son Shilo assaulted the high school employee and says,
such allegations are not true, either in whole or in part
He is demanding Darjean hand over evidence proving his allegations. Further, he is demanding that the man take nothing from his million dollar suit and all claims against him be thrown out of court.
Here’s the backstory: John Darjean, an employee at the Dallas high school that Deion’s son attends, filed suit against Deion and his ex-wife Pilar in Dallas County Court demanding in excess of $1 million dollars in damages for the brutal attack at the hands of their child.
Darjean allegedly tried to confiscate Deion’s teenage sons cellphone – which was being used despite school rules banning the use of the device – and it caused the ex NFL star’s son to brutally attack the employee so bad that he needed to be transported to a local hospital, which resulted in him having spinal surgery for his injuries.
Earlier this year, the man’s insurance company filed suit over the attack and is seeking $26k from the former couple to reimburse the payout they sent Darjean following the attack. The company accuses Deion’s son of having a history of reckless conduct and blames his parents for not doing anything to fix his behavior. That lawsuit is still pending and Deion nor Pilar have responded to the suit in court.
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Deion has publicly said the allegations are false and the man accusing his son of attacking him is a liar. Darjean responded, slapping Deion and Pilar with a lawsuit demanding $1 million in damages for the injuries he suffered as a result of their son.
The school employee filed suit in Dallas County Court on June 20th, days after Deion publicly called him out for targeting his family due to their wealth.
Darjean said he acted in a reasonable and rational manner when asking Deion’s son for his cellular phone, but Shilo’s response was to physically assault him causing him severe and permanent injuries including permanent neurological injuries and damage to his cervical spine.
He blames Deion and his ex-wife Pilar of failing to supervise their child. He claims to have suffered physical pain and mental anguish and suffering including the loss of enjoyment of life, physical and mental impairment, disfigurement, along with loss of wage earning capacity. He also claims to have racked up necessary medical, psychological, psychiatric, therapeutic, pharmaceutical, hospital care and rehab services bills.
This is all really ugly! All we can say is we hope justice prevails. We’ll keep you posted!
Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning