Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr hit with civil lawsuit

Last updated 12:22 05/09/2014
Floyd Mayweather Jr
Reuters
ACCUSED: Floyd Mayweather Jr. is facing a civil lawsuit from his former fiance Shantel Jackson.

Relevant offers

Other Sports

UCI have important role to play for 2022 Commonwealth Games to feature track cycling New Zealander Paul Lasike 'keeping the faith' after surviving first Cardinals cut Kereyn Smith says election to Commonwealth Games committee great timing San Francisco 49ers hopeful Jarryd Hayne makes Madden 16 video game Durban to host 2022 Commonwealth Games Glendowie powerboat racer wins driver of the year San Francisco 49ers coach denies reports Jarryd Hayne has been assured of place Price pair and Mark Todd head NZ eventers primed for Burghley Horse Trials tilt Kelsie Wills to say “Bonjour” to a professional volleyball career in France Kiwi rider Sam Gaze claims silver at mountain bike world championships

The former fiance of Floyd Mayweather Jr. claims in a civil lawsuit that the superstar boxer beat her during their relationship and later publicly humiliated her by posting on social media a sonogram of her pregnancy and saying they broke up because she got an abortion.

Shantel Jackson said Mayweather also threatened to post naked photos of her online if she didn't take down a photo she posted of herself with rapper Nelly at a basketball game in April. 

Jackson read a tearful statement in the offices of noted attorney Gloria Allred in which she said she and Mayweather were together for seven years and that she loved him and thought they would always be a couple.

She said she finally left Mayweather after concluding he was abusive and would not change.

Allred did not specify damages in the suit against Mayweather, the unbeaten boxer who Forbes said was the highest paid athlete in the world in the last year, with earnings of US$105 million.

She declined to say whether Jackson actually got an abortion when pregnant with twins by Mayweather, but said Jackson told Mayweather in January that the pregnancy was terminated.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday (today NZ time) in Superior Court in Los Angeles nine days before Mayweather returns to the ring on September 13 in Las Vegas in a rematch against Marcos Maidana. Calls to Mayweather's representatives were not immediately returned.

Mayweather served two months in jail in 2012 after pleading guilty to reduced domestic battery charges stemming from a hair-pulling, arm-twisting attack on his former girlfriend, Josie Harris, while two of their three children watched.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Shane Cameron beat Kali Meehan on Saturday?

For sure. Cameron will knock him out.

It will be close but I think Cameron on points.

Meehan will knock him out. This is his last fight.

I'm tipping Meehan to win on points.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content