Following a violent home invasion that left her bruised and bloodied, Delicia Cordon, the ex-girlfriend of Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, has filed a lawsuit in connection to the incident, just days before her eviction from the home she shared with McCoy was finalized.
Cordon is no longer living in the Atlanta-area home she formerly shared with her ex, USA Today reports. McCoy began eviction proceedings in June, and both sides came to an agreement on Tuesday, the outlet reports, with plans for Cordon to retrieve her personal items from the home this coming Monday.
Just over a month prior, Cordon and a female cousin were attacked at the home she and McCoy once shared at around 3 a.m. on July 9. The masked attacker, who reportedly entered the home with no signs of forced entry, allegedly assaulted Cordon and demanded cash and expensive jewelry McCoy had previously gifted her—and then requested she return to him, according to a July 10 press release issued by Cordon’s lawyer, Tanya Mitchell Graham.
The suit was filed at a court in Fulton County, Georgia, on Friday, and it names both McCoy as well as Tamarcus Porter, his former teammate at the University of Pittsburgh, according to documents obtained by WKBW, an ABC affiliate out of Buffalo, New York. Cordon’s suit accuses McCoy of changing their home’s security system and denying her access to it, thus “breach[ing] his duty to use ordinary care to protect [Cordon] from dangerous activities being conducted at the residence.”
The suit also claims that Porter admitted to police in June that he had access to live security camera feeds from inside the home, and thus, Cordon claims, McCoy had “actual and constructive knowledge of criminal activity on the property,” due to Porter’s alleged direct knowledge.
McCoy “breached his duty owed to [Cordon] not to injure her willfully or wantonly,” the suit further claimed, and his “wanton conduct” was a proximate cause of the injuries Cordon suffered during the July home invasion.
McCoy and Porter should be held liable for the “assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress” Cordon suffered, the suit demands. Cordon’s suit is seeking damages, including compensation for the injuries and pain and suffering sustained, expenses of treatment, as well as for lost wages and the ability to work and costs of future care and treatment.
Cordon’s suit states that she and McCoy’s “fairytale relationship” did not last long; McCoy began exhibiting erratic behavior that included beating his dog and “aggressively, physically” disciplining his young son, which led to further arguments.
During one argument, Cordon’s suit alleges, McCoy attempted to remove her things from the home while she was away in July 2017. The couple broke up and reconciled on multiple occasions, and even discussed the possibility of an engagement in May 2018. However, the next month, McCoy attempted to illegally evict her from their shared home, again while she was away, court documents claim.
Cordon’s lawyer suggested in the July 10 statement that the masked man who assaulted Cordon in her home the previous day specifically demanded jewelry that was given to her by McCoy during their relationship. In audio of the 911 call Cordon made following the assault, Cordon can be heard stating that she believed her ex-boyfriend was responsible for the attack, saying, “We’re breaking up, and he wants all his jewelry back.”
In a CBS News article from July 13, Graham, Cordon’s attorney, told the outlet that her client was no longer sure that McCoy had any involvement in the incident.
Allegations against McCoy first surfaced after an Instagram user purporting to be Cordon’s best friend posted photos of her bruised and bloodied face to the social media site on July 9—the day of the home invasion—and accused McCoy of being responsible, writing, “I can’t believe you did this to my best friend!!!!! YOUR KARMA IS GOING TO BE SO REAL!!!!!! The world needs to know what type of animal you really are!!!!!!!” The same post also accused McCoy of beating both his dog and his young son, and using performance-enhancing drugs.
McCoy denied the allegations against him on Twitter in a brief statement, writing, “For the record, the totally baseless and offensive claims made against me today on social media are completely false. Furthermore, I have not had any direct contact with any of the people involved in months.”
[Photo: LeSean McCoy and Delicia Cordon attend the 13th Annual ESPN The Party on February 3, 2017 in Houston, Texas. By Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for ESPN]