Story By Michel J Otieno
Floyd Mayweather’s wife on Tuesday May 5th filed a defamation lawsuit against the world’s most decorated boxer claiming he lied in a recent interview about her being on drugs the morning of a 2010 domestic violence incident.
The wife, Josie Harris who is also the mother of three is asking for $20 million in damages after Mayweather said in an interview with Yahoo News last month that she was on drugs and he was just trying to hold her back during the confrontation.
The boxer was arrested by police in September 2010 for pouching his wife at his Las Vegas home, where she was living with their two young sons and a daughter. He was sentenced to three months, and he served two after pleading guilty 14 months later.
In her defamation lawsuit however, Mayweather’s wife says he came into the home as she slept on a couch and began punching and kicking her. That she was not on drugs as the boxer said in his interview.
Mayweather has already received a partial payment of $100 million toward his earnings for Sunday May 2nd fight against Manny Pacquiao dubbed The Fight of the Century.
Once the total money from pay-per-view sales is figured out, he could make as much as $100 million more, sports media experts have said.