Floyd Mayweather’s Ex-Girlfriend Sues Him For Defamation

CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of three of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s children sued the undefeated boxing champion for defamation over his recent comments about her and a 2010 domestic violence attack in Las Vegas.

Josie Harris filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, days after her ex-boyfriend defeated Manny Pacquiao in a highly anticipated bout.

Mayweather’s attorney Shane Emerick said he hasn’t been served the case and declined to comment Wednesday.

The lawsuit focuses on comments Mayweather made during an April interview with Yahoo News anchor Katie Couric in which he said he was restraining his ex-girlfriend and that she was on drugs at the time of the incident. The lawsuit calls Mayweather’s comments “utterly false.”

Mayweather was arrested and charged with domestic violence after a hair-pulling, arm-twisting attack on Harris in September 2010. Two of their children witnessed the attack, which Harris’ lawsuit states occurred because…

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