The mother of LeSean McCoy's 6-year-old son in a new court document cast fresh light on an allegation made by a former girlfriend of the Bills running back that McCoy may have been abusive to the boy.
In an affidavit filed Tuesday with the State Court of Fulton County, Ga., Stephanie Maisonet, the mother of McCoy's son, claimed that she had previously filed a report with child services in Atlanta alleging that, after visits with McCoy, their son "would often come home with bruises in which I would consistently receive outlandish excuses as to where the bruises would come from."
Maisonet's court affidavit came a few weeks after a lawsuit filed by McCoy's former girlfriend, Delicia Cordon.
Cordon is seeking damages from the Bills football star and another man stemming from an alleged home invasion on July 10 during which Cordon claimed she was injured.
Among the claims alleged in Cordon's lawsuit is that McCoy used physical punishment with a dog and a child — claims which McCoy denied Tuesday in an Instagram post.
McCoy, 30, said the allegations "made against me today regarding my relationship with my son are provably false, outrageously inaccurate and offensive" on Instagram.
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"I have a loving and close knit relationship with my son," McCoy stated in the Instagram post. McCoy cited on Instagram the fact that the pair has a custody case "coming up in November."
"I don't see why these false allegations are surfacing," McCoy said in his Instagram statement, appearing to speak of the allegations by both Cordon and Maisonet.
In the original lawsuit filed by Cordon, it was claimed that McCoy allegedly "would aggressively, physically discipline and beat his young son," according to court documents filed by Cordon's attorneys Tanya Mitchell Graham and Kiarra L. Brown.
In her affidavit Tuesday, Maisonet said that following the home invasion at Cordon's house, McCoy contacted her "directly for the first time in years" and "talked badly about Delicia Cordon and proffered that if I help him with this home invasion, he will concede in our custody case by allowing me to enroll my son in school in Miami."
"I found this to be odd because he has been fighting so hard against that during our custody battle," Maisonet claimed in the court document.
She alleged in the court document that "if he did not have any involvement in the home invasion, there is no need to make such an extreme offer."
McCoy, in a motion to dismiss Cordon's lawsuit last week, denied not only that he had anything to do with any alleged attack on Cordon at his Georgia home, but also her allegations that he used physical punishment against a child and a dog.
Cordon "wrongfully portrays Mr. McCoy as an animal abuser and an enraged father who physically abuses his son. These allegations are not only false, but untethered in any way to Plaintiff's claims in her Complaint," McCoy said in his civil action, filed by Atlanta attorneys Donald F. Samuel, Robin N. Loeb and Amanda R. Clark Palmer.
Cordon's lawsuit "spends many paragraphs dragging Mr. McCoy through the mud, alleging that he abuses his dog and beats his son, yet, fails to allege that he is in any way responsible for the criminal acts of an unknown third party," McCoy's court document stated.
Maisonet stated in her court affidavit that she reluctantly agreed to help McCoy in his predicament with Cordon by allegedly allowing a friend and employee of McCoy use her Instagram account to discredit Cordon's claims, even though she claimed, in the court document, that she knew that the allegation by Cordon against McCoy — that he was allegedly abusive — was, in her claim, true.
"I regret ever agreeing to help LeShawn McCoy in this case. He should not get away with potentially orchestrating this heinous incident," Maisonet stated in the court documents on Tuesday, in which McCoy's first name was misspelled.
"I feel like I am sending our son to a monster every two weeks. LeShawn McCoy should be held accountable for his actions, regardless of his career choice or his income," Maisonet alleged in the court papers.
Maisonet's affadavit was attached to a motion seeking to deny McCoy's bid to dismiss Cordon's case, which was filed Tuesday by Cordon and her attorneys. The full text of the motion was released late Tuesday afternoon.
In the motion, Cordon's attorneys disputed McCoy's claim that he had legally evicted her from the home they shared in an Atlanta suburb. It also contains an assertion that McCoy was allegedly responsible for the claimed home invasion on July 10 in which Cordon was allegedly severely beaten.
"What is clear from the limited evidence gathered by Plaintiff so far," the court document from Cordon's attorneys alleged, "is the fact that Defendant McCoy, while not present during the home invasion ... either set up the attack directly, or was involved in setting up the attack. Plaintiff vehemently believes that the evidence in this case will show that to be true."
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