Hall of Fame wide receiver, Michael Irvin, has been accused of forcible rape by a young woman at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in 2007, a month after he gave a moving speech at the Hall of Fame.
There are no criminal charges yet, but the woman is filing against him in civil court with a lawsuit. She will be known as the woman because her name has been kept confidential. Even the lawsuit states her as Jane Doe.
Irvin’s lawyer, Larry Friedman scoffed at the charge calling it, “totally untrue.”
In fact, he is stating that no kind of contact of any physical nature, consensual or forced, happened between the plantiff and Irvin.
I’m sorry, but I refuse to graphically state the alleged crime because I’m not sure how young my readers are.
But, to put it in plainly, she states that Irvin got her drunk, tricked/escorted her to his room where he and another man had some fun with her, and then Irvin committed the alleged felony. After he was done, the other man had the woman ‘Lewinsky’ him.
Irvin’s brother, Derrick, was accused of helping Michael silence his crime after the deed was done by taking the woman to another room and “assisted in covering the sexual assault and rape up.”
Friedman, Irvin’s attorney, is basically calling the woman a blackmailer/extortionist.
The woman apparently spoke up after Irvin appeared on a few episodes of the television show Dancing With the Stars.
She wanted to settle for a million dollars, then went down to $800,000.
Each time, Friedman said no.
“This complaint is tantamount to criminal extortion,” Friedman said. “There is no merit to the complaint.”
Plaintiff’s lawyer stated that his client has passed a polygraph test (which, by the way, are not used in criminal courts of law because they can be fooled).
No criminal charges have been filed, but the district attorney’s office will ponder their options for a little while until a decision is made.