A judge had ordered that Pilar Sanders and Deion Sanders must stay at least 100 yards away from each other while a gag order was in place.
The gag order was almost completely ignored by everyone except Pilar, who is now speaking because it was lifted — and she's telling her side of the story.
Here's what she had to say:
“I’ve been silent since September. Once Deion’s secret life was revealed and he laid all of his cards on the table, I just wanted a civil divorce for the sake of my children. This didn’t have to go down like this. I obeyed the court, tried to protect my kids from hearing all of the trash talk, but still their father approached it like another ball game.”
“Seeing that Deion uses our children and the word ‘God’ in trying to disguise his image, I think enough is enough. He only cares about himself, manipulating and cheating to distract from the truth and let’s not forget about his open and flagrant philandering. No one deserves to be treated like this, no one. I need the facts known and hopefully Deion’s public will convince him to just stop showing off, handle this situation fairly like a real man, and let my children and me get on with our lives.”
We agree that the kids are the MOST important part of this whole thing. We'd say that neither side has really done all they could to protect them, and that's a shame.
Here are the facts that Pilar wanted to state:
1.) Deion Sanders was NOT granted temporary custody. Both parents have access to their children.
2.) Deion Sanders is NOT allowed to take the children out of school and out of state, without advising Pilar. He had been doing this in violation of Texas law, the State’s truancy laws, and the Court’s Orders.
3.) The Protective Order that Deion previously obtained against Pilar through the Prosper Police when she was arrested on April 23rd, was VACATED.
4.) Deion's application for A Protective Order against Pilar For Family Violence in the Family Court was DENIED. Both Deion and Pilar Sanders have been told to stay 100 yards from each other making Deion’s assault charges against Pilar groundless.
5.) The Court awarded Deion the exclusive possession of the house in Prosper that he owned before he was married to Pilar which was his separate property with or without a premarital agreement. That ruling was nothing either way.
6.) The Court did NOT grant Pilar's application for A Protective Order against Deion For Family Violence in the Family Court even though Pilar sustained serious injuries in the incident, including a broken thumb, a broken arm, a disjointed elbow, and bruises and contusions on her arms, shoulders, back, and neck. (Medical documents are available.)
7.) And, lastly the Court RESCINDED AND VACATED the Gag Order. That was an important ruling because Deion had continued to violate this Order with his relentless assaults against Pilar in the media while she continuously obeyed the Order. Now it allows her to defend herself against his verbal abuse.
Those are some pretty bold facts, and if they can totally be backed up (and we don't see why they couldn't be), Deion looks to be in a world of explaining to do.
Who would boldly go in the face of court orders like that??
Either way this sounds like it's far from over! At least we have the other side of the story now!
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