Shantel Jackson Sues Floyd Mayweather Jr. For Assault And Defamation [Details]
Rucuss staffSeptember 5, 2014
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is being sued by his ex-fiancé Shantel Jackson.
Jackson announced the news during a press conference with her attorney Gloria Allred on Thursday. Miss Jackson is suing Mayweather for assault, battery, defamation and false imprisonment amongst other things.
In the lawsuit, Jackson claims Mayweather used physical abuse throughout the years of their relationship. She alleges the abuse began in 2012 when he twisted her arm and choked her. Shortly thereafter, he was released from a three-month jail sentence for brutally beating the mother of three of his three children, Josie Harris.
Jackson also claims that during an argument in 2013, Mayweather pulled a gun on her, pointed it at her foot and asked, “Which toe you want me to shoot?” It wouldn’t be the last time he allegedly threaten her.
Mayweather allegedly held her at gunpoint when he demanded her to remove her 17-carat engagement ring after they broke up. Jackson claims he hit her again earlier this year at his Ritz-Carlton condo.
During the press conference, Jackson fought back tears while explaining her decision to file the lawsuit. She said that she had given the boxer several opportunities to “do the right thing” but he has yet to step up. Read excerpts from the press conference below.
There was a point in my relationship with Floyd that I thought we would be together forever. I loved him so much and I made sure that I took care of him the best I knew how.
I tried my best to make our relationship work by compromising and going to relationship counseling, but I finally realized that there was no hope and our relationship could not continue.
I loved Floyd deeply but he continued to disappoint and intentionally hurt me. I have been embarrassed and humiliated more than I can ever imagine by Floyd whom I once called my best friend and fiancé.
I have tried everything that I could and I have given Floyd every opportunity to do the right thing. Unfortunately, he has refused every opportunity to make things right. It is with a heavy heart that I finally realized that the only way to set the record straight to achieve justice for what he has done to me is through the filing of this lawsuit.
Jackson is also suing Mayweather for defamation, invasion of privacy, and emotional distress after he accused her of killing their twins via abortion on social media.
Watch some of the press conference below.
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