In a lawsuit filed in Harris County, Texas, district court on May 3, Williams alleged that Erin Marzouki broke off the engagement in January and never had any intention of marrying him. In accusing Marzouki of absconding with the ring, Williams alleged she used the relationship as a means to get at his money. Williams is entering his second season with Buffalo. In response, Marzouki filed a counter-suit on Monday, calling Williams' claims "ridiculous" and "patently false," and accused Williams of breaking off the engagement.
Marzouki said, Williams made it "abundantly clear in writing" that he wanted her to keep the ring after their last of many breakups in December. And, she said, Williams also communicated his wishes in text messages to her father and brother. A hearing is scheduled for Friday. The legal action paints a far different picture from the happy couple that posed for photos inside the Bills' media room shortly after Williams signed with the team. Before reaching the deal, the No.
The court documents also provide a unique glimpse into a high profile NFL player's personal life. They outline how the two began dating in October , when Williams was playing for the Houston Texans , and Marzouki was a team employee.
The two, however, can't agree on what date Williams proposed. In documents filed by Williams' attorney, Monica Orlando, the player said he proposed on Feb. In documents filed by Marzouki's attorney, Anthony Buzbee, she lists the day as being on or about Feb.
Marzouki makes numerous references to Williams having cold feet. She alleged, Williams broke up with her several times, including a few days after the proposal, when the two were vacationing with family in the Bahamas. Marzouki said, Williams became upset, broke off the engagement and flew home on a privately chartered plane. Marzouki said, she returned to Texas and gave Williams back the ring.
The two, she said, then reconciled in June at which time Marzouki said she urged Williams to "be serious about marriage. Marzouki characterized Williams as someone who "seemed torn" between entering a long-term commitment. It's made of platinum and features a GIA certified radiant cut diamond weighing Williams said he lavished even more gifts on Marzouki.
He accused Marzouki of common-law fraud. Instead Marzouki intended to break off the relationship and abscond with the diamond engagement ring. Marzouki denied taking off with the ring or having any intention of selling it. She said it is being kept in a safety deposit box. As for the credit card charges, Marzouki said much of that was spent on furnishing and decorating Williams' homes in Buffalo and Houston. Williams briefly discussed the lawsuit on Tuesday for the first time after taking part in a Bills voluntary minicamp practice.
Referring to it as "something that happened and it is what it is," Williams doesn't believe it will be a distraction to his play on the field.
Anything personal is personal. You don't mix that with what we're trying to accomplish here.