NFL player Xavien Howard is seeking to dismiss claims he knowingly inflicted an STD on an anonymous woman, claiming she is a “despised ex-lover” who wants “financial gain.”
Soccer player Xavien Howard has responded to an allegation that he knowingly gave a woman a sexually transmitted disease.
The 29-year-old Miami Dolphins cornerback has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought by an unnamed woman, identified as Jane Doe in the Oct. 26 lawsuit.
Howard’s motion, which describes the complaint as “the epitome of a shakedown,” was filed two days later.
Doe claims Howard knowingly gave her an STD during their relationship and is seeking a jury trial and $30,000 in damages.
But the soccer player has claimed Doe engaged in a stalking campaign, with the application including images of the plaintiff’s alleged text messages.
Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard, 29, has responded to a lawsuit filed against him
The lawsuit also states, “The plaintiff is fully aware that the defendant is a high-profile NFL player.”
Howard also alleges that Doe “threatened him with multiple acts of violence” and “blackmailed him for financial gain.”
The lawsuit then describes Doe as a “despised ex-lover” who “exploited” Howard’s “public status.”
The complaint said Doe suffered permanent damage following Howard’s alleged negligence.
Howard is accused of knowingly inflicting a sexually transmitted disease on an anonymous woman
“As a result of the negligence of the defendant Howard, the plaintiff has suffered permanent bodily harm within a reasonable degree of medical probability and consequent pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, aggravation of pre-existing injuries, mental distress, loss of ability to enjoy life, and past and future medical expenses’ , according to the lawsuit.
In the first of his five-year, $90 million contracts, Howard is a central part of the Dolphins’ defensive unit.
Howard was joined by Bradley Chubb in Miami this week.
The pass-rushing outside linebacker has reportedly agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Dolphins worth $119 million, including $63.2 million in guarantees.
Howard was joined in Miami by Bradley Chubb, who has reportedly signed a five-year deal