According to the Houston Chronicle, the lawyer of Bills defensive end Mario Williams met with his ex-fiance’s lawyer to try to work out something out when it comes to her returning the engagement ring that Williams bought for her. Both sides were unable to come to an agreement and everything will likely have to be worked out in court.
“Texas law says that if the man breaks off the engagement, the woman keeps the ring,” Houston attorney Tony Buzbee said. “Mr. Williams experienced dramatic mood swings throughout the engagement. It was during one of his low points that he broke off the engagement for the last time this past December. It was only after Ms. Marzouki refused to take him back that he became angry and filed this frivolous case.
“He should have not filed a case out of anger. Ms. Marzouki will not be bullied. In the court system, no matter how rich you are, everyone is treated equally.”
Both sides are saying the other person broke off the engagement.
He said in the suit that Marzouki “unilaterally terminated” the engagement on Jan. 21, 2013, and has refused Williams’ request to return the diamond engagement ring, which she had promised to do if the engagement ended.
Buzbee, however, countered that Williams broke the engagement at least five times and made the final decision to end marriage plans. He also said Williams lied when he said in the suit that he gave Marzouki an American Express card on which she charged $108,000 in personal expenses. Most of those expenses, Buzbee said, were for expenses at Williams’ homes.
Williams is allegedly unstable and has claimed to have suicidal thoughts.
Buzbee has attempted to paint a picture of Williams in his replies to the lawsuit as emotionally unstable and unable to decide his plans for or against marriage.
Friday, he released a three-page series of text messages sent to Marzouki’s mobile phone in which Williams wrote on Nov. 11, “I took 3 hydrocodones this morning and no one knows” and “I’m going to take 2 more on the plane and fade away.” He also texted “No money in the world should leave me with suicidal thoughts.”
In a message on the same day, Marzouki replied, “You told me you’re having suicidal thoughts. Clearly me & you don’t need to talk after every mean thing you said to be, but I’m going to tell DD to call you or something BC you went above and beyond saying suicidal thoughts, taking pills. Someone that you trust needs to intervene.”
It sounds like to me that Williams is so desperate to get his ex back that he’s essentially threatening suicide. That’s certainly manipulative of him.