New details about the domestic violence case against Ezekiel Elliott have been revealed as court documents were recently obtained by Yahoo! Sports.
Elliott has been embroiled in this case since his ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson, posted photos of herself on Instagram looking badly bruised and beaten. Thompson did not specifically call out Elliott in the first batch of photos, but she tagged him in the next set. A short while later, TMZ uncovered a police report filed in Columbus, Ohio.
“The officers who responded to the scene say the woman claims she had pain in her wrist and a red mark — but declined medical treatment. Cops contacted Elliott — who denied striking the woman. He also said he never lived with her. In the report, cops list the accuser as a 20-year-old woman — 5’5″, 120 lbs. Elliott is listed at 6’0″, 225 lbs,” TMZ reported at the time.
Elliott has since denied having any kind of domestic altercation. He was suspended for six games by the NFL following their investigation. He is currently fighting that suspension.
The aforementioned court documents show that Thompson discussed blackmailing Elliott with a friend through text messages. The report also uncovered an email address (“ezekielelliott sex vids”) that Thompson set up in August of last year. The text exchange between Thompson and her unnamed friend is detailed below, courtesy of Yahoo! Sports.
[Thompson]: What if I sold mine and Ezekiel’s sex videos
[Friend]: We’d all be millionaires
[Friend]: We could black mail him w that
[Thompson]: I want to bro
[Friend]: Let’s do it
[Friend]: Id be like look give me 10k or I’ll just sell our sex videos for the same amount flat
[Friend]: Me and my friends tryna go on vacation and get boob jobs
[Thompson]: 10k B*tch I want 20k
[Thompson]: Go big or go home
[Friend]: That’s fine too
As Yahoo! Sports points out, the idea that Thompson wanted to blackmail Elliott doesn’t disprove the domestic violence claims, but it may provide Elliott with a leg to stand on during his appeal, which was filed on Tuesday. Elliott’s legal team can focus on Thompson’s “motive and credibility,” using those text messages as leverage.