Deion Sanders' aunt Laura Jones just gave a SHOCKING blow-by-blow to her violent altercation with Pilar inside Deion's Texas mansion Monday -- admitting she grabbed Pilar's hair ... and beat the holy hell out of her.
49-year-old Laura -- who's married to Deion's uncle -- called in to Dallas K104 this morning, claiming she stopped by Deion's house to take care of some housekeeping items (a job Deion pays her to do) and Pilar flipped.
According to Laura, Pilar objected to her being in the house, and demanded she "get the f**k out." The argument escalated quickly, and Laura says Pilar brushed against her in a threatening way ... so Laura responded by grabbing Pilar's hair and hitting her.
This is where it gets NUTS -- Laura says Pilar then ripped Laura's dress clean off during the melee, leaving her practically naked, and tumbled backwards down the staircase. Laura says Pilar then grabbed a bunch of knives from the kitchen, and brandished them while she called 911.
Right then, Laura says Deion came downstairs to see what the ruckus was about -- and Pilar yelled at the dispatcher, "My husband is attacking me!!!"
According to Laura, the cops showed up minutes later -- and Pilar refused to put away the knives ... so they cuffed her and threw in the back of a cruiser. Laura says the children were present the entire time.
But Laura claims charges were never filed against Pilar because Deion intervened -- and got Pilar off the hook.
Laura also submitted an alleged audio recording of the fight -- claiming she acquired it during her brawl with Pilar ... who's allegedly been recording everything in the house to use as leverage in her divorce.
Pilar's lawyer Larry Friedman tells TMZ -- "Pilar was not booked, charged, or arrested by Police. She acted appropriately in response to an intruder in her home."
Pilar Sanders SUES
Deion 'Orchestrated' Ambush
... On Me!!!
2/8/2012 7:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders "orchestrated" a violent attack on his wife ... designed to physically force her out of his Texas mansion ... this according to a new lawsuit filed by Pilar Sanders.
In a fast and furious legal response to the altercation at the home this week, Pilar filed suit against Deion and a woman named Laura Jones, the woman accused of carrying out the attack.
According to the documents, Deion summoned Laura -- his "fake aunt" -- to help him physically remove Pilar from the home on Feb. 6 so Deion could change the locks and bar her from returning.
Pilar claims Jones is legally banned from entering the home ... but she entered the place anyway ... so Pilar says she demanded that the woman leave immediately. Instead, Pilar claims, the woman "squared off and took a swing at [Pilar] hitting her in the eye."
Pilar says Laura "continued to hit, slap, punch, choke, push and kick" her ... causing various injuries. Pilar says she was so scared, she grabbed a KITCHEN KNIFE and prepared to defend herself until cops arrived.
Now, Pilar wants a judge to issue a restraining order against the woman ... and she wants Deion to fork over a check for the mental and physical pain.
After the incident, Deion claimed Laura was only at the home to fix his phone system and said Pilar's account is completely untrue.
Pilar Sanders to Cops
Deion's Friend Attacked Me!!!
[UPDATE from Deion]
2/7/2012 8:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Pilar Sanders called cops to Deion's gargantuan Texas mansion yesterday ... claiming she was ATTACKED by one of Deion's female friends ... while the NFL legend stood by and watched.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Pilar told officers a woman named Laura arrived to the mansion to see Deion ... but Pilar told Laura she was not welcome in the home and asked her to leave.
We're told Laura refused ... and after some words were exchanged, Laura threw an object at Pilar ... striking her in the eye.
Pilar grabbed her phone and called 911 ... and told police Deion was present during the altercation, but didn't do ANYTHING to diffuse the situation.
Cops tell TMZ ... no arrests were made and the situation is under investigation.
Pilar's lawyer tells TMZ, "Pilar was taken to the hospital emergency room as a result of the injuries she sustained during the assault."
The lawyer adds, "This is an opportunity for Deion to use his 'Century-21 celebrity status' to set an example as to how to lovingly care for his wife and children during divorce proceedings."
10:05 AM PST -- Deion Sanders has broken his silence on Twitter ... saying, "My AUNT Laura Jones was at my home fixing my phone system and was attacked. We have proof. We apologize for these weekly ignorant lies! TRUTH."
He added, "Enough is Enough we're so tired and exhausted from the lies and foolishness. My kids are being affected weekly with these false allegations."
I NEVER Offered Cash for Ass
2/2/2012 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders says his estranged wife is straight up LYING ... telling friends he NEVER offered her cash for sexual favors ... and insists Pilar is simply trying to extort him for millions.
TMZ broke the story ... Pilar just filed an emergency motion in Texas, claiming Deion is holding her as a "financial hostage" ... cutting off her cash flow ... and only offering to give her cash in exchange for X-rated activities.
Sources close to Deion tell us the accusations are entirely untrue ... and claim the NFL legend recently sent her a cashier's check for $10,000 ... which Pilar REJECTED.
Pilar's lawyer, Larry Friedman, tells us she refused to accept the money because Deion presented the check as a "partial payment" towards the prenup ... a prenup she believes is invalid.
We're told Pilar was only promised $1,000,000 in the prenup ... but Friedman believes she's entitled to MILLIONS more ... saying, "The offer does not reflect the assets in the estate and does not account for the time, effort, devotion, and faithfulness Pilar has invested in the marriage."
A close adviser to Deion tells us ... "Pilar has continued to make false statements in an attempt to extort additional money, in spite of the generous pre-nup that she voluntarily signed. Deion is going to allow a judge to resolve this privately, then he looks forward to setting the record straight publicly at the appropriate time."
Deion Will Only Give Me $$$
... for Sexual Favors
2/1/2012 2:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Pilar Sanders claims Deion Sanders is holding her as a "financial hostage" ... completely severing her cash flow ... and has only offered to give her money in exchange for sex ... this according to new court papers obtained by TMZ.
Pilar has filed an emergency motion in a Texas courtroom ... claiming the NFL legend has canceled her credit cards and left her without any financial means to support herself and their children ... and she needs the judge to force Deion to give her money so she can survive.
In the docs, Pilar claims, "Since [Deion] filed for divorce on December 21, 2011, he has given [Pilar] $300.00 and offered her money in exchange for sexual favors."
She then notes, "Pilar turned down the money."
Pilar is begging the court to force Deion to give her money stat ... claiming "The children and I have lived in survival mode for several months, and the emotional toll on all of us is palpable."
Pilar also claims Deion has canceled her cell phone and has "engaged in a pattern of systematically removing my belongings from the house and haphazardly throwing them into piles in the garage of the residence."
Pilar claims Deion still rakes in more than $1 million per year ... and she NEEDS a cut of his income to survive.
Calls to Deion's reps have not been returned.
I Want Pilar Out of MY House ... NOW!!!
1/23/2012 9:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders has had enough of his awkward living situation -- sharing a home with the woman he's divorcing -- and now he's asking a judge to force his estranged wife Pilar to move out.
According to docs filed in Texas last week, Deion believes the home is his separate property and that Pilar "should be ordered to vacate the residence."
Deion believes the divorce should be governed by the prenup. As we previously reported, Pilar wants that prenup thrown out because she feels she was duped into signing it. But Deion says Pilar knew exactly what she was signing, and even consulted with lawyers beforehand.
Deion also wants the court to sanction Pilar for violating the rules of conduct for people getting divorced in Collin County ... which state both parties cannot:
-- Disturb the peace of the children
-- Make disparaging remarks about the other or their family
-- Talk about the divorce in front of the kids
Lastly, Deion wants the whole thing to go through mediation, as dictated by the prenup.
Pilar's Trying to EXTORT Me
1/18/2012 4:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders is firing back at his estranged wife Pilar, claiming her recent accusations -- that he's a narcissistic serial cheater -- are just a "shady" attempt to extort more money from the NFL star.
Deion's attorney, Jody Johnson, tells TMZ -- "The actions of Ms. Sanders and her attorney are nothing more than an attempt to avoid a legally binding contract that she no longer likes, by falsely assassinating the character of Mr. Sanders in an effort to extort additional money from Mr. Sanders."
The contract she's referring to ... the couple's prenup -- which Pilar wants the judge to toss out ... so she can make a grab for the lion's share of Deion's estate.
Pilar claims she was forced to sign the prenup under duress, but Deion says that's BS -- according to his lawyer, "Mr. Sanders committed to a generous financial agreement with his wife when they both voluntarily signed a premarital agreement."
Deion claims it didn't end there either, he also showered her with money and gifts before and during their marriage.
As for Pilar's attacks on Deion's parenting skills -- his lawyer claims, "Anyone who knows Mr. Sanders and observes him on a daily basis knows that he is a committed, ever-present father."
The lawyer adds, "Mr. Sanders will not be intimidated by these shady tactics and remains committed to resolve this matter in a court of law as quickly and amicably as possible."
Pilar's lawyer tells TMZ, Pilar's not the liar -- in fact, "Pilar has taken a lie detector test on the question of fidelity during her marriage to Deion Sanders and PASSED."
Pilar Sanders SLAMS Deion
He's a No-Good CHEATER
... and a MEGA-Narcissist
1/17/2012 3:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Pilar Sanders just filed EXPLOSIVE new court documents in her divorce from Deion Sanders -- claiming the NFL star is a narcissistic "bully" who cheated on her with multiple people.
In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Pilar states her husband of 12 years "has been guilty of unkind, uncaring, insensitive, cruel and unusual treatment of [Pilar] ... as well as physical, mental and emotional abuse of [Pilar] and the parties' children."
Pilar says the divorce should be granted on grounds of "mental, emotional and physical abandonment."
Pilar adds, "[Deion] committed numerous acts of adultery ... on numerous occasions throughout the marriage." Just to be clear, she adds, "[Deion] voluntarily had sexual intercourse with others who were not his spouse."
It gets nastier ... she adds, "[Deion] is a bully" ... who "suffers from a narcissistic personality disorder, needs a full psychological evaluation."
In the docs, filed today in Texas, Pilar claims Deion also needs a parenting coach to teach him how to be a better father.
Now, on to the money -- Pilar claims the judge should throw out their prenup ... and award Pilar a lion's share of the estate ... because she feels she was duped into signing the deal while under duress.
In the docs, Pilar requests sole legal custody of the couple's three mutual children ... claiming Deion is a bad, absentee father.
Pilar is also asking for exclusive access to the couple's mega-mansion in Texas ... meaning she wants Deion to finally pack his stuff and get out.
TMZ broke the story ... Deion filed for divorce first back in December ... and later said he was on good terms with Pilar.
Apparently, he was wrong.
It's Time to MOVE OUT!!!
1/13/2012 9:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Someone may FINALLY be getting ready to leave Casa de Prime Time -- because a giant moving pod is currently sitting in the middle of Deion Sanders' driveway.
TMZ broke the story ... Deion and Pilar are BOTH living in the massive Texas estate, despite the fact Deion filed for divorce last month, after 12 years of marriage.
Just a few weeks ago, Deion went on the radio and claimed the living situation was "cool" -- insisting he and Pilar engage in friendly banter every morning.
But sources close to the couple tell us ... things actually aren't that cordial behind the scenes ... and it seems the awkward living situation is finally coming to an end.
I NEVER Cheated on Deion
... and I Can Prove It!!!
1/9/2012 8:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Pilar Sanders wants everyone to know she's NOT an adulterous floozie who cheated on Deion ... and now she wants to take a lie detector test to prove it.
Pilar is still fuming about the allegations Deion's daughter Deiondra made about her during an epic Twitter rant last month ... in which she claimed Pilar was a "gold digging h*e" who cheated on the NFL legend.
Now, Pilar's attorney, Larry Friedman, tells TMZ ... "It is extremely unfortunate that, in addition to the mental distress caused by the unexpected and untimely filing of the divorce by Deion Sanders, he has not stopped his daughter Deiondra from falsely accusing my client, Pilar Sanders, of infidelity in order to cause her more pain and suffering and further damage her character and reputation."
Friedman adds, "This matter doesn't require praying for Pilar as Deion has stated; it calls for telling the 'truth' -- as well as a retraction of the false accusations made about Pilar and a public apology."
"Perhaps it's time for the parties to submit to and release the results of a polygraph examination to determine whether infidelity was committed during the marriage and to put an end to the speculation once and for all."
Deion apologized for his daughter on a radio show last week -- apparently, it wasn't good enough.
Pray, Pray, Pray ... for Pilar
1/3/2012 3:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders swears he's still "cool" with his soon-to-be ex wife... even though his daughter SLAMMED her on Twitter ... and now the NFL great is begging his fans to "pray, pray, pray ... for Pilar."
Deion just phoned in to K104 FM in Dallas to talk about life since he filed for divorce ... and he started things off by apologizing for all of the nasty things his daughter Deiondra tweeted about Pilar last week.
"I apologize for my daughter" ... Deion said, adding, "She loves her father and she feels like I was being abused and misused and she lashed out."
In case you missed it, Deiondra called Pilar a "golddigging h*e" ... and insinuated she was screwing around with other guys behind Deion's back.
But Deion went on to explain, "The thing about it ... Pilar and I are cool, we’re cool. I mean we are cool, when I say cool, we’re cool."
Sanders also commented on the TMZ report that Pilar is still living in his insanely huge Dallas mansion ... saying, "We’re living under the same roof, that’s true ... I see her every morning. I say what’s up, what’s up girl?! It really is like that."
Before signing off, Deion added, "Pray pray pray pray for Pilar ... pray for my babies ... and we good."
I'm Still Living with
the Wife I Detest
1/1/2012 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders and his wife Pilar have made a shocking decision -- they will continue to live under the same roof, even though their divorce war has become epic.
But here's how rich folk do it ... The house is 29,122 square feet, with 10 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. In case they want to swim, one will get the indoor pool, the other will swim outdoors.
And to avoid those awkward moments when they might run into each other while taking a stroll, they can roam separately on the 109 acre estate.
Truth be told ... Deion probably still wants Pilar out, but we're told she has no plans to move.
Daughter SLAMS Step-Mom --
You're a 'Gold Diggin H*e'
12/28/2011 1:59 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders' estranged wife is a "gold diggin h*e" who has been screwing around behind Deion's back ... this according to the NFL star's daughter.
Deiondra Sanders -- Deion's 19-year-old daughter from a previous relationship -- just BLASTED her step-mom on her Twitter account ... claiming Pilar Sanders has been a TERRIBLE wife to her famous father.
Before she unleashed, Deiondra apologized to her father -- claiming Deion "is going to be very upset at me 4 he always takes the higher route."
Then ... she GOES OFF -- claiming Pilar straight up LIED when she claimed she found out Deion filed for divorce on TMZ.com.
Deiondra writes, "#HowYouDidntKnow but yo boxes have been packed for weeks now."
She adds, "HowYoTopPriorityBeen yo marriage and yo kids when u flying out to see other n**gas ... yeah we know."
Deiondra added, "All u had to do was be a supportive wife. Only thing u ever cared about doing with my dad is reality shows."
"Pilar stop tryna play the victim. Maybe if u would of actually loved my dad and not loved the life he gave you we would be here today."
Pilar's lawyer, Larry Friedman, tells TMZ ... "Marriage is a relationship between two adults and it doesn’t involve engaging this kind of faceless accusations made by his child."
He adds, "If Deion has something to say, he'll battle it out at the courthouse. Meanwhile Pilar is still trying to protect her children and save her marriage."