Deion Sanders' estranged wife would've SCOFFED at a $6k credit card bill when she was happily married to a rich guy ... but now, she's RUNNING from it, this according a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.
We've learned ... Capital One has slapped Pilar Sanders with a big, fat lawsuit in Texas for allegedly failing to make payments on a $6,160.25 bill ... an amount she used to consider chump change.
We've been reporting for months ... Pilar and Deion are at WAR -- and Prime Time even kicked her out of his Texas mansion. Pilar has lawyered up and wants a cut of the NFL legend's fortune, estimated at more than $250 million.
But for now Capital One just wants its $6k ... and according to court docs, the bank says it reached out to Pilar in January, 2013, demanding she cough up the cash ... but she never paid.
Now, C.O. is suing for the full amount plus court costs.
What's in your wallet?
A rep for Pilar tells TMZ ... any financial strain Pilar is under is because Deion hasn't paid her the money she's owed in a timely manner.
Wins Child Custody
War with Pilar
3/12/2013 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It ain't the Super Bowl ... but it's pretty damn close -- Deion Sanders was just awarded primary custody of his three kids with his estranged wife.
We're told 11 of 12 jurors ruled in the NFL Hall of Famer's favor ... giving him full physical and legal custody of his 13 and 11-year-old sons with Pilar Sanders.
However, the Collins Co., TX jury gave the ex-couple shared physical and legal custody of their 9-year-old daughter.
Both sides were arguing for sole custody of all 3 children.
This settles the custody issues, but Deion and Pilar are still battling over finances in their divorce.
My Child Support Payments
Are TOO DAMN HIGH!
9/23/2012 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders is furious that a judge ordered him to pay up over $10,000/month in child support to his estranged wife Pilar ... claiming it's simply not fair.
Sanders just filed docs in Texas Supreme Court challenging the support order that was established in a lower court back in May.
In his docs, Sanders says $10k/month is actually SIX TIMES more than Texas law requires ... and he wants his child support obligation significantly reduced.
But Pilar claims Deion is worth roughly $250 MILLION ... and the TX Supreme Court shouldn't have any sympathy for Prime Time ... or change the support structure that's already in place.
In fact, Pilar has filed her own legal docs outlining why she needs so much cash from Deion. Among the highlights:
-- $2,000/month for a special diet for the kids
-- $900/month on uniforms and shoes for the kids' sports activities
-- $500/ month on the children's cell phones
Pilar also claims she spends $450 on haircuts for her sons and treatments for her daughter's "very thick curly hair."
Style doesn't come cheap.
Pilar's lawyer tells TMZ, "Once again, Mr. Sanders has not followed the Court's direct orders and has attempted to make up his own rules. It is clear that he still thinks he is "above the law."
The court has yet to rule on Deion's request. Stay tuned ...
SCRAMBLES to Dump
Dallas Condo Mid-Divorce
8/5/2012 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders desperately wants to liquidate his 5,000 sq. ft. condo in Dallas -- putting the luxury property up for sale smack in the middle of his bitter divorce proceedings ... for way less than the market value.
Deion listed the condo -- located in the swanky celeb-filled Azure building -- back in March ... soon after his divorce from estranged wife Pilar went nuclear, when Pilar claimed Deion's aunt had attacked her in her own house.
Deion listed the home for $4.8 million -- but according to a realtor for Azure, the property is valued at roughly $6.5 million. In fact, Deion's neighboring unit is currently listed for exactly that amount.
And not only is he lowballing his own property, we're told Deion's doing some last minute renovations to speed up the sale -- such as re-plastering the pool.
Good thing too ... because this week, a judge ordered Deion to pay $10,000-a-month in child support and cough up another $275,000 for Pilar's attorneys' fees.
Deion Sanders Ordered to
Pay $10k/Month in Child Support
5/15/2012 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders has been ordered to pay $10,500/month in child support to his ex, Pilar Sanders, and a whopping $275,000 to cover her legal fees.
The NFL legend did get some good news today in court -- he was not ordered to pay spousal support.
Pilar was also ordered to return six containers of Deion's property by July 1.
This is the latest chapter in their ongoing, incredibly nasty legal war. Just last week, Deion was granted a restraining order against Pilar ... ordering her to stay at least 500 yards away from his Dallas mansion.
Judge to Deion Sanders
You Get the Kids
... for Now
5/8/2012 6:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders scored BIG in his nasty legal war with estranged wife Pilar ... getting temporary custody of their kids PLUS a restraining order that keeps her 500 yards from his Dallas mansion.
During Monday's hearing, the judge also ruled Deion was only acting in self-defense when he injured Pilar during an altercation at the mansion on April 23. The judge said Pilar could face a fine for her role in the alleged attack.
The judge also ruled that Pilar and Deion's 3 minor children must undergo psychological counseling.
Deion and Pilar have been at each other's throats for months -- after Pilar claimed he was a no-good, cheating, narcissist.
I Would NEVER Hit a Woman!!!
4/26/2012 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders insists ... he never laid a finger on his estranged wife Pilar during a nuclear argument in their Texas mansion Monday -- telling TMZ, "I would never touch a woman. That's not me."
Deion -- who's in NYC for the NFL Draft with his two sons -- told us the citation he received for simple assault this week is BS ... because he "never did that stuff."
As we previously reported, cops in Prosper, TX issued Deion a ticket for misdemeanor simple assault for his role in Monday's altercation -- when Pilar allegedly jumped him in his bedroom ... "kicking, biting, and scratching" him in front of his sons.
Deion has insisted from the beginning -- he never harmed Pilar, and only "defended" himself until he was able to call police.
Pilar was arrested for domestic violence. An emergency protective order was also issued against her, banning her from the ex-couple's home.
Cited for Assault
in Fight with Wife
4/24/2012 7:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders shares some of the blame for the fight with his estranged wife Pilar Sanders ... according to police who have cited the NFL Hall of Famer for assault.
Cops in Prosper, Texas investigated the altercation that went down Monday at Deion's home ... and decided to give him a ticket for misdemeanor simple assault.
As TMZ first reported, Pilar was arrested a few hours after the incident ... in which Deion claims she and a friend jumped him. Pilar didn't get off as easy as Deion -- she was arrested and posed for a mug shot ... albeit a pretty glamorous one.
Pilar was booked for a misdemeanor ... "assault family violence."
A police spokesman said Deion's ticket carries a fine of up to $500.
Released from Jail
BANNED from Texas Mansion
4/24/2012 12:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders' estranged wife has just been released from jail after her domestic violence arrest yesterday -- and she's forbidden from returning home ... for the next 60 days.
A judge issued an emergency protective order against Pilar Sanders today before releasing her from custody, banning her from entering the ex-couple's Texas mansion for the next two months. She's also prohibited from threatening or harassing any member of the family.
But on her way out of jail, Pilar told reporters, "I am innocent. I understand that I have a very little chance at beating a Hall of Fame, two-sport man that everyone seems to love and adore. I am a full-time mom 100 percent for my children and I have just not gotten a fair shake."
As we previously reported ... Pilar was arrested after allegedly jumping Deion in his bedroom -- "kicking, biting, and scratching" him in front of his sons.
Deion Sanders' Wife
After Domestic Incident
4/23/2012 8:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pilar Sanders has been arrested for domestic violence after allegedly attacking Deion Sanders in their Texas home this afternoon.
According to the Colin County Jail website ... Pilar was booked for "assault family violence" -- a misdemeanor.
As TMZ reported, NFL Hall of Famer Deion claims his estranged wife, Pilar and her friend jumped him in his bedroom earlier today. Deion says two of his sons witnessed the alleged attack.
Although Pilar and Deion are going through a bitter, BITTER divorce ... they are still living together in their suburban Dallas home.
Deion told TMZ Pilar had been taken to the hospital immediately after the incident -- claiming she needed medical treatment -- but she is now in police custody.
Deion claims he didn't harm Pilar, and only "defended" himself until he was able to call police.
My Wife Jumped Me ...
'Now 'I'm Pressing Charges!'
4/23/2012 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders' nuclear divorce has gone to DEFCON 2 because he just called police after his estranged wife allegedly jumped him ... and now he wants her locked up.
TMZ has learned there is a police car and a fire truck outside Deion's home in suburban Dallas. We spoke with Deion ... who told us Pilar Sanders was transported to the hospital after claiming she needed medical attention.
Deion tells us he was in his bedroom when Pilar busted in with a friend and began "kicking, biting, and scratching" him in front of his sons. He says he merely defended himself until he was able to call police.
Moments after the alleged attack ... Deion tweeted, "Pray for me and my kids now! They just witnessed their mother and a friend jump me in my room. She's going to jail n I'm pressing charges!"
He continued ... "I'm sad my boys witnessed this mess but I warned the police department here that she was gone try n harm me and my boys."
Deion also tweeted a photo of himself and his boys as he filled out a police report.
Pilar was arrested after the incident -- and we got her mug shot.
Pilar to Deion
I Wanna Chat
With Your Mistresses
3/5/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Pilar Sanders wants to have a little sit-down with Deion's alleged mistresses -- to PROVE he was an unfaithful husband -- but according to Pilar, Deion is trying to thwart her efforts ... by attempting to bribe one of his jumpoffs to keep quiet.
Pilar has filed a motion in court -- obtained by TMZ -- demanding sanctions against Deion in their ongoing divorce proceedings, claiming the former NFL star has been tampering with witnesses ... in this case, a 20-year-old model Deion allegedly slept with last summer named Aleea Stanton.
According to Pilar, Deion attempted to bribe Aleea to keep her mouth shut about their tryst -- so now, Pilar wants the court to punish him for his unsavory tactics.
Pilar also claims Deion orchestrated that infamous standoff between her and Deion's aunt Laura last month -- to steal an audio recording device that contained damning evidence against the NFL star.
As a result, Pilar is also asking the court for sanctions against Deion for intentional destruction of evidence and corruption.
In addition to the sanctions, Pilar filed documents requesting to take depositions of several other people -- including another alleged mistress by the name of Tracey Edmonds, coincidentally an ex of Eddie Murphy.
Tracey tells TMZ, "I am shocked to learn that Pilar Sanders is trying to drag me and my employees through her pre-nuptual dispute. I cannot understand why she continues to create public issues out of her private life issues and feel very sorry for their children."
Tracey adds, "For the record, Deion Sanders and I first met at the top of this year, after he filed for divorce, when he and his partner reached out to me to produce a project of his."
A rep for Deion tells TMZ, "Deion has made every effort to resolve this matter privately for the sake of his children and will continue to aggressively fight for the truth in court. As we have always said, at the appropriate time, Deion looks forward to setting the record straight publicly."
Sues Deion for $200 MIL
I'm Not a Gold Digger!!!
2/22/2012 11:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Pilar Sanders says her estranged husband Deion and his daughter Deiondra mind-tricked her into believing she really is a "worthless, gold diggin' ho" ... so she's suing them both for $200 MILLION.
The suit was clearly triggered by Deiondra's Twitter rant earlier this month ... in which she trashed Pilar as a "gold diggin' h*e" ... and publicly accused her of cheating on Deion.
In her lawsuit, Pilar claims Deiondra and Deion have been attacking her with various "emotional weapons" for years ... including dominance, humiliation, isolation, threats, intimidation, denial and blame.
Pilar claims the Twitter rant was just another example of the humiliation she was forced to endure during the marriage ... adding, "[Deion and Deiondra] even persuaded [Pilar] that she was and is worthless, a 'gold diggin' ho, and that no one else would want her."
Pilar also claims the two would intimidate her by leaving various weapons on display around the house and "hurting pets."
The details of the alleged animal abuse are not explained in the suit.
Pilar is demanding $150 MILLION in punitive damages and $50 mil in actual damages. Her attorney Larry Friedman tells TMZ Pilar also wants a public apology -- and adds ... she "passed a polygraph test confirming" she didn't cheat on Deion.
Meanwhile, the divorce proceedings are still underway.
Deion's lawyer Jody Johnson says Pilar's suit is bogus -- and added, "Continued efforts to extort money and negatively impact the children will not be rewarded by Mr. Sanders." She also says Deion is looking forward to a "quick and private resolution of the divorce."
Something about ships sailing comes to mind.