Ex-girlfriend of Dalvin Cook files lawsuit alleging abuse; agent claims Vikings RB victim of abuse, extortion

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On Tuesday night, Minnesota Vikings star running back Dalvin Cook’s agent Zac Hiller claimed his client was the victim of domestic abuse and extortion, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Hiller said there’s pending litigation involving the two-time Pro Bowl back. Per The Star Tribune a woman identified as US Military Sergeant First Class Gracelyn Trimble, has filed a lawsuit against Cook accusing him of assault, battery and false imprisonment. 

According to the lawsuit, Cook was the assaulter in this situation. Per The Star Tribune, Trimble accused Cook of, “giving me a concussion, leaving a scar on my face and taking me through hell.” In the filing, she claims Cook “grabbed her arm, and slung her whole body over the couch, slamming her face into the coffee table and causing her lower forehead and the bridge of her nose to bust open” after Cook became angry while she was collecting her things in the process of breaking up with him. 

A screenshot of messages was included in the court documents that was provided by Rochelle Olson of The Star Tribune, which shows a woman with graphic facial wounds. 

Cook’s attorney, David Valentini, released a statement, which, according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, responded to the civil lawsuit filed Tuesday alleging that Cook assaulted the woman. The statement said that last November, Trimble broke into the home of Cook using a stolen garage door opener. The woman then assaulted Cook and maced him along with two houseguests. She then armed herself with a firearm and forced Cook along with his two guests at gunpoint to remain in the residence for hours. Trimble allegedly assaulted one…


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