Dalvin Cook’s ex-girlfriend, US Army Sgt. 1st Class Gracelyn Trimble, is suing the Vikings running back as she claims he physically abused her and held her hostage in his home last year.
Zac Hiller, who is Cook’s agent, said his client is the victim of domestic abuse and extortion.
Trimble spoke with Rochelle Olson and Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune and provided her account of what happened, saying that Cook gave her a concussion, left a scar on her face and took her “through hell.”
She also provided the below photos showing her bloody injuries:
The Vikings have since released a statement:
Statement from Dalvin Cook attorney, David Valentini:
Trimble’s account of the events begins with her entering Cook’s home through the garage and grabbing mace she stored there, per Olson and Goessling:
“Trimble claims in the filing that Cook got angry when she asked for his help in gathering her things. 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.'”
“She attempted to spray the mace at Cook, but he overpowered her and the mace went into her eyes, the lawsuit said. She went to shower when she was allegedly assaulted again.
“Then Trimble went into the bedroom, grabbed Cook’s gun and called her friend, according to the lawsuit. Cook overheard her and threatened her, and beat her with a broomstick, the suit claims.”
Per Olson and Goessling, Trimble wants unspecified monetary damages and “accountability.”