Celebrity lawsuits are always an acrimonious high-stakes game from many different angles, including the huge amounts of money coupled with the PR and media exposure. But in the case of Pilar and former NFL star Deion Sanders, it seems to be more serious than the usual back and forth in the media by their spokespersons.
In this case, they are taking it all to the courts. For starters, they had a prenuptial agreement, which basically should preclude any claims to Deion Sanders' wealth that Pilar may want to lay claim to.
But she is trying out more than a few gambits to get past the prenup. For starters, Pilar's divorce attorney claims she was forced to sign the prenup under duress and wants the court to toss it out. Deion's attorney refutes the allegation, and says both parties voluntarily signed it.
After that, Pilar has accused Sanders of cheating on her, being a bully and cutting off all her credit cards and cell phone and then allegedly asking for sexual favors in return for money. If that sounds outlandish, then what came next may seem out of this world.
Deion Sanders' daughter Deiondra took to Twitter to lash out against her step-mom as a gold-digger. Pilar is now using that as the basis for a $200 million lawsuit, which includes $150 million in punitive damages and $50 million for actual damages. She claims she had to take this kind of abuse constantly from both her husband and his daughter.
It's hard to say where this is going to end, given that most people in such situations would rather go down in flames than give up. Deion Sanders has the upper hand given the prenup, but he may relent and agree to a settlement since Pilar can keep hammering at this indefinitely and continue to wash their dirty laundry in public.