Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s estranged wife, ex-Ald. Sandi Jackson, is reportedly requesting the personal contact information for each of his alleged sex partners during their 25-year marriage, The Chicago Tribune reports.
Jackson, 53, is also pushing for information related to the date and location of “each and every such incidence of sexual relations,” according to court documents.
The request was submitted by her attorney and emerged late last week in documents related to the estranged couple’s divorce case in Washington, D.C.
Attorneys representing Jackson Jr., 52, have rejected the requests, calling them “entirely irrelevant” to issues placed before the court. Sandi Jackson is currently pushing to receive temporary alimony and attorney fees.
Attorney Brendan Hammer is representing Jackson Jr. He said that amid reports of Sandi writing a book, the case “should not be hijacked for personal purposes outside the litigation, including research for future biographies.”
The estranged couple has court cases regarding their divorce in both Chicago and Washington, D.C. On Wednesday, Jackson Jr. moved to have the divorce proceedings in Chicago dismissed. He wrote in a statement that he wants to protect his children from “damaging information.”
Previously, Hammer alleged that Sandi Jackson committed “acts” in the state that led his client to file for divorce. He declined to say what those acts were, but did say that they “could be from the benign, to the sublime, to the malign.”
In addition to the name, address and telephone number of the people Jackson Jr. allegedly engaged in affairs with, Jackson is also requesting information regarding any payments he and anyone on his behalf received at his request other than his salary. Jackson has also requested her estranged husband’s correspondence and emails that mention her from the last five years.
Jackson is not requesting any emails that mention her that were sent to Jackson Jr.’s attorneys. Jackson Jr.’s attorneys have agreed to hand over correspondence from 2016 and 2017 only.
“This case is and always has been about the protection of my children from damaging information and material not in my possession,” Jackson Jr. said in a release from Hammer. “It remains the desire of the entire Jackson Family that none of its members, particularly the young children, be subjected to the very damaging emotional and psychological harm that could flow from the introduction of these materials into the public sphere by third parties.”