Mayweather might be a genius in the ring, but outside of it he’s a very terrible person. He’s been convicted in the past of domestic abuse, including one incident with Josie Harris, mother of 3 of his children.
That incident is the subject of this lawsuit being brought by Josie. In the run-up to his mega fight with Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather said in an interview that Josie was in a drug fuelled rage, and that he had to restrain her.
She claims those were blatant lies, and that it embarrassed and humiliated her on a global scale, and has led to her being labelled a drug addict. In the lawsuit, sighted by TMZ, she’s suing for over $20m.
She said what happened was that she had broken up with Floyd, but he flew into a jealous rage and attacked her whilst she was sleeping on her couch, and that their kids witnessed part of the attack.
She claims the lies in the interview “were knowingly fabricated in order to hype Mayweather’s upcoming fight with Pacquiao, to avoid bad press by deflecting responsibility for beating the mother of his children”
Looks like the Money Man might have to part with a portion of that ‘fight of the century’ payday.