Former UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley and his ex-wife have tentatively settled her lawsuit in which she alleged he broke one of her ankles and caused her to suffer a back injury during arguments between the former couple in 2016.
In a Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, the plaintiff, identified only as “Jane Doe,” alleged causes of action for domestic violence as well as intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent misrepresentation. The two had met while at UCLA, where Doe was a track runner, and were married in July 2016.
Doe’s lawyers filed court papers Tuesday with Judge Elaine Lu stating that a “conditional” settlement was reached and that a request for dismissal will be filed no later than next May 12. No terms were divulged.
Doe alleged that in January 2016, Hundley choked her during an argument in which she broke her ankle. In December of that year, Hundley “pushed her through an open garage door,” resulting in a back injury. In July 2016, Hundley became infected with a sexually transmitted disease after having unprotected sex with an unknown number of women at a Las Vegas bachelor party and later passed the malady on to Doe, the suit filed in April 2020 further alleged.
In a sworn declaration, Hundley denied abusing the woman.
“I have never put a hand on plaintiff in a violent manner, assaulted, battered or threatened plaintiff at any point over the course of our relationship,” said the 29-year-old, now an NFL free agent. “This includes hitting, aggressively grabbing, pushing, or choking or any other physical manifestation of violence.”
Hundley denied pushing Doe through a garage door and says she broke her ankle when the two were dining out.
“During dinner, plaintiff had a severe allergic reaction to shellfish,” Hundley said. “Plaintiff went to the restroom and struck her foot on the bathroom stall causing, plaintiff to injure her ankle.”
Hundley further says that, in December 2016 or January 2017, Doe told him that she had contracted chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease.
“I got tested as a result of plaintiff telling me she was infected with chlamydia and also tested positive for the infection,” Hundley said. “I did not know I was infected with chlamydia until I was notified by plaintiff, nor did I have any reason to believe I could be infected with chlamydia or any other sexually transmitted disease or infection.”
Doe and Hundley renewed their vows July 2017, and even after she filed for divorce in November 2018, the woman “expressed the desire to continue a romantic relationship with me,” according to Hundley.
Hundley was drafted in 2015 by the Green Bay Packers and later also played for the Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts.