Zay Jackson's alleged assault victims speak out
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky.— The couple Murray State basketball player Zay Jackson is accused of hitting with his car spoke exclusively with WPSD Local 6 detailing what they went through and clearing up the rumors that are being spread.
"It was the scariest day I've ever had in my entire life. I thought my husband was gonna be dead," said Alia Clement. She said the incident has traumatized her entire family. "When my seven year old daughter saw her father, she started hysterically crying because of him bleeding and how bad he was scraped up."
Alia did not want to appear on camera, but says she and her husband are good people who were trying to report an incident. She says she saw Zay Jackson push a shopping cart into a truck parked outside Walmart and then laugh about it.
When she commented on his actions, she says Jackson got in his car, drove up, and then threatened her husband. At that point, he tried to snap a picture of Jackson's license plate to report him to police. She said, "He walks around to the back of the car to take the picture. As he's going for it, the guy puts the car into reverse and backs into his knees and pops him back about a foot."
Jackson allegedly hit the Clements more than once eventually flipping Jason onto the hood of the car. When Jackson hit the brakes, Jason hit the pavement. "Everyone is saying minor injuries, but my husband can barely walk. He can't even really hug our kids because it hurts too bad. He hasn't been able to hold my one year old baby daughter since it happened, because it hurts too bad," said Clement.
She says the rumors about her husband using a racial slur are not true, and says just because Jackson is a college athlete doesn't mean he should get away with what he's accused of doing.
"It's a privilege to play for a college team. He threw his own opportunities away. Not us," Clement said.
The Murray City Police have still not released the surveillance video of the incident.