Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Fletcher Cox has denied claims that he seduced a man’s wife and sent photos of his penis that ended their marriage.
Joshua Jeffords, a former Marine, of Huntersville, North Carolina, first filed an alienation of affection suit in November claiming the Super Bowl-bound Cox stole his wife, Catherine Cuesta Jeffords.
While Cox, 26, admits to communicating with Catherine over Snapchat and text, he says he didn’t do anything wrong.
He also denies sending a photo of his genitals to Joshua’s soon-to-be ex-wife.
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Fletcher Cox is being sued by Joshua Jeffords (right with wife Catherine) because he says the NFL star seduced his wife and ruined their marriage
Joshua says that his wife eventually moved to Philadelphia after he confronted her about what he says was an affair
Text messages in the suit show Catherine (pictured) calling Cox ‘boo’ and saying they would make beautiful babies together
Cox says the aforementioned photo wasn’t included in the lawsuit. Joshua, 34, says he will be including the image in the suit at some point.
In the messages Catherine calls Cox ‘boo’ and says ‘We’d make some damn beautiful babies’ as well as ‘I want to get to know you babe. I know we are compatible sexually.’
Cox says that while there was ‘mutual attraction’ between he and Catherine there was ‘no genuine love or affection by which to alienate’ their marriage.
A lawyer for the 6-foot-4 and 310 pound NFL star filed in his response that he simply did nothing wrong.
‘The relationship … was not the result of seduction or other willful, intentional, malicious, or otherwise nefarious activities by Mr Cox; rather, it was the result of mutual attraction, and accordingly (the wife) knowingly and voluntarily consented to the relationship,’ Cox says in his reply, by his lawyers Claire Rauscher of Charlotte and Mark Trigg of Atlanta.
Additionally, Cox says there ‘no physical contact’ between the pair in North Carolina, according to the reply obtained by the Charlotte Observer.
The husband says Cox met his wife Catherine while she was on a business trip in Pennsylvania in April, and that once he confronted her on his allegation she was having an affair she visited Pennylvania several times before finally moving there in late October.
Joshua is seeking at least $50,000 in damages. He says he went to a mental health facility for treatment for ‘substantial emotional distress.’
Cox reportedly signed a six- year $102million contract extension with the team.
Joshua, a former Marine, says he suffered severe emotional distress and is seeking $50,000
Joshua claims Cox is liable for alienation of affection, Cox signed a $102million, six year contract extension with the team
‘It’s been a non-stop rollercoaster ride of bad emotions,’ Joshua said after filing the lawsuit against Cox. ‘I basically have to restart my whole life over this, and I no longer have the person I thought I was going to be with the rest of my life.’
On Thursday Joshua filed for divorce from Catherine citing, in part, that he has faced ‘public ridicule.
The Observer reports Cox is not named in that initial divorce filing.