Pilar Sanders Scored $2.2 Million Payday After Appealing Ex-Deion’s Defamation Case
Deion Sander’s ex-wife Pilar said she was relieved and ready to move on after an appeals court reversed her ex’s $2.2 million defamation judgment against her.
“Sooner or later the truth comes out,” Pilar told BOSSIP. “Never stop fighting for what you believe to be true…Don’t give up on what’s right and what’s true.”
An appellate panel of three judges sided with Pilar on her appeal of a 2015 court decision that found that she defamed Deion by making statements on television and social media that the former Dallas Cowboys cornerback had abused her, their kids and threatened to murder her.
A Texas Circuit Court judge initially found Pilar liable for $2.2 million in damages. But on Aug. 29, the appellate court judges ruled that Deion failed to provide proof that Pilar intentionally tried to harm him by making the statements.
The actress and fitness entrepreneur said she believes that the initial ruling was unfair and slanted in Deion’s favor and that she got a better shot in appeals court. Pilar is still adamant that she told the truth and never broke any law.
“At the district court level, a lot of biased rulings had taken place,” Pilar said. “I knew that if I could get my case outside that courtroom, they’d see the truth of the matter, and justice would prevail as it did.”
Deion and Pilar were married for 15 years and have three children, Shilo, Shelomi and Shedeur.
The pair currently has no relationship at all; Pilar said she’s had little to no contact with him in years.
We’re “pretty separate, he chooses not to co-parent” she said. “I’ve moved on and continued to focus on my children, the present and where they are at mentally, scholastically and emotionally. That was something of the past. It’s brought me where I am today, but I’m glad to move on from it.”
The mom said she’s excited to watch her three kids grow up, play music and sports, and has started looking at colleges with them. She said she’s also back at work.
“I’m filming now,” Pilar said. “I can’t say too much, but I’ve already shot a couple of features and episodic films that should be coming out in early 2018.”