The Minnesota Vikings are back in the running Dalvin Cook broke his silence on the domestic abuse allegations after numerous reports came out Wednesday night. His ex-girlfriend filed a lawsuit against the 26-year-old accusing the running back of beatings, false detention and assault.
The next day, Cook spoke to ESPN’s Courtney Cronin about the allegations surrounding him, saying he wanted people to know he was the victim, not his ex-girlfriend.
“I just want everyone to know that I am the victim in this situation and the truth and the details about the situation will come out later,” Cook said Wednesday.
Gracelyn Trimble sues Cook
The alleged altercation took place over a year ago, in November 2020. Although the incident was still fresh, no charges were filed and the police were not called.
Cook’s attorney David Valentini said the running back’s ex-girlfriend (Trimble) broke into Cook’s home and then tried to extort million dollars from the 26-year-old.
In the lawsuit filed against Cook, Trimble claims she went to Cook’s home in November 2020 to part with Cook and to collect some of his assets. He used a remote control that was supposed to operate the garage door so he could enter the house.
Trimble accuses Cook of leaving her with a scar on her face and of “taking me through hell” while giving her a concussion. ESPN. In his lawsuit, Trimble claims he had to use the sledgehammer on Cook before heading to his bedroom to get a firearm and then call a friend. According to Trimble, this caused Cook to attack her with a broomstick.
Speaking to the media about the impending lawsuit, Cook did not answer any questions relating to the matter, but said this:
“As I said, I don’t want to go into further detail about it. I know the facts of the situation will come out and clarify everything you are trying to get answers to.”
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Cook went on to say he expects to take his place in the Vikings lineup on Sunday when they face off Justin Herbert and the LA Chargers.