The author of the bestselling Marine Corps children’s book, “Goodnight Marines” is being sued by his estranged wife, who alleges he has “spent the better part of the last two years quietly engaging in a malicious smear campaign” with the “sole objective of humiliating her, destroying her business and ruining her life.”
Jaclyn “Jackie” Maria Starling Dixon’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit against David Raymond Dixon Jr. alleges slander, invasion of privacy and interference with prospective economic advantage. The plaintiff seeks at least $500,000 in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages, in the suit brought Wednesday.
“Lt. Col. David Raymond Dixon Jr. is no hero,” the suit states. “While feigning a public image as a Christian family man, an upstanding leader in the military and an author of children’s books, David’s behavior in his private circles and behind closed doors has been nothing short of a living nightmare for his estranged wife.”
A representative for David Dixon, described in the suit as a “violent, controlling and emotionally abusive husband,” could not be immediately reached. The suit further states that he plans to enter politics when he retires from the military.
The plaintiff is also an author as well as a speaker and life-coach with a large following in the Christian community who has dedicated her life to the empowerment of women, the suit states. She has spoken at conferences worldwide and mentored thousands of Christian women, according to her suit. She met David Dixon in August 2011 and the couple married a year later, the suit states.
“Soon after marriage, Jackie was exposed to David’s anger, rage and violence,” the suit states. “David would routinely scream at Jackie over trivial occurrences, throw phones and laptops across the room, ram holes in the wall and destroy furniture.”
After being passed over for a Marine Corps command position in September 2019, David Dixon picked up a bookcase and repeatedly rammed it into the wall, shattering it to pieces and ripping holes through the drywall, leaving the couple’s two children “crying in fear,” the suit states.
David Dixon, believing the couple’s offspring prevented him from enjoying life more, once yelled at the children, “I hate you, I hate babies, I hate children,” the suit states.
David Dixon also began tracking his wife’s whereabouts and communications by hacking into her phone, accessing her electronic communications and social media, taking screenshots of her text messages and photographing her diary pages, the suit alleges.
In order to damage her reputation and career, David Dixon told people that his wife was having sex with a man outside of their marriage, that she traveled with the children to meet the alleged paramour for one-night sexual encounters and that she was planning to abduct her own children and transport them to France to live with the man, the suit states.
David Dixon also falsely accused his wife of posting lewd sexual photographs and videos on the Internet and of engaging in witchcraft, the suit alleges.
The couple filed for divorce in January 2020 and during discovery, Jaclyn Dixon first learned in September of that year that her husband had been providing misinformation to her friends and business acquaintances, the suit states.
“David has spent the better part of the last two years quietly engaging in a malicious smear campaign directed at Jackie, the mother of his two children, with the sole objective of humiliating her, destroying her business and ruining her life,” the suit states. ” Enough is enough.”
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