Your boy Floyd Mayweather just came up on a pretty penny after his long-awaited fight against Manny Pacquiao last Saturday (May 2). Word is, he earned a smooth $100 milli, plus he could rack in $100 more from pay-per-view sales. But don’t worry, another one of his exes is about to bring that fight money right on down to size.
According to CNN, Josie Harris, mother of three of Floyd’s kids, is suing him for defamation, claiming he lied in an recent interview about her being drugged up the morning he whooped her down in a 2010 domestic dispute.
You may recall Mr. Happy Hands spending a couple months in jail back in 2010 after authorities arrested the woman-beater the champ for assaulting Harris in his Las Vegas home (in front of their three children, or so she says).
Well, Josie wants $20 million in damages after Mayweather allegedly fibbed and told Yahoo’s Katie Couric last month that he was only guilty of trying to restrain someone who was high on drugs.
“Did I kick, stomp, and beat someone? No, that didn’t happen,” he said. “… Did I restrain a woman that was on drugs? Yes, I did. So if they say that’s domestic violence, then, you know what? I’m guilty. I’m guilty of restraining someone.”
The suit was filed Tuesday in LA, with Ms. Harris claiming defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress. The suit also claims that she was hospitalized for serious head, face and bodily injuries following the said attack.
“It was not Mayweather’s ‘restraint’ of Harris that caused her serious injuries, rather it was his beating of her,” her attorney said in the court filing.
This is second lawsuit an ex is taking out against Floyd, and it’s definitely not the first time one of his former flames accused him of stomping her out (tisk, tisk: Miss Jackson). So, all I gotta say is: Laila Ali wasn’t lyin’!