Prosecutors are actively seeking to dismiss the felony charges against Jackson Mahomes, the younger brother of Patrick Mahomes, citing the alleged victim’s lack of cooperation in the case.
The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office in Kansas filed a motion on Tuesday to dismiss the three counts of aggravated sexual battery against Jackson. A judge is anticipated to rule on the motion during a hearing on Wednesday afternoon.
According to court documents, the restaurant owner who initially accused Jackson of forcibly kissing her inside her Overland Park establishment in February 2023 has informed officials that she no longer wishes to pursue charges. The documents state that she desires “the matter to be dismissed as to anything involving” her.
Despite the alleged victim’s reluctance, prosecutors attempted to proceed with the case, highlighting that the incident was captured on surveillance footage. However, they acknowledged that the woman has explicitly expressed her desire to distance herself from the case, even suggesting that she would claim the encounter with Jackson was consensual and that she had not been truthful to the police.
If the three felony counts are dropped, Jackson would only face a single misdemeanor battery charge related to allegations of shoving a waiter at the same restaurant on the night of the incident with the woman.
Jackson’s attorney, Brandon Davies, reiterated their stance, stating via Fox 4, “Like I said from the beginning, Jackson has done nothing wrong. We had full confidence that the truth of the matter would ultimately be revealed. The defense will reserve further comment until the remaining count is disposed of.” Jackson, who pleaded not guilty to the charges last year, is expected to attend the in-person hearing on Wednesday.