Thirty-three-year-old Hope Davila, of Hartford, and her attorney, Gloria Allred, filed the federal lawsuit Monday. Davila believes she didn't get justice with the criminal case and wants damages for alleged physical and emotional harm.
Douglas' lawyer declined to comment Tuesday, saying Douglas hadn't been served with the lawsuit.
Douglas, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., played for the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars from 1995 to 2004. In February, he was sentenced in Hartford to two years in a probation-like program, after pleading no contest to breach of peace in the hotel incident.