McDonald sues the woman who accused him of rape, claiming she defamed him and intentionally interfered with his livelihood. The lawsuit claims that the woman is lying in order to cover up the sexual encounter between she and McDonald. The lawsuit also states that the woman is trying to exploit the national wave of similar incidents that have involved NFL players.
In the eyes of the NFL teams, the unresolved threat of charges being filed against him, even though factually unfounded, continues to present a roadblock to this remarkable athlete being able to move forward in his career. This lawsuit is intended to vindicate him … and return his good name…False accusations such as this not only harm the person who was subjected to the accusation, but they also harm women generally, causing unwarranted suspicion in cases where an individual is rightfully accused of a sexual crime.
I feel like what I am doing is the right thing because I know that I am not this bad person that people are making me out to be. I’ve been fired from my job. I know some teams don’t even want to talk to me because of this past accusation. All I am trying to do is clear my name and move on with my life.