Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Floyd Mayweather Jr. is being accused of assaulting one of his girlfriends.
Floyd’s ex-girlfriend/fiancee Shantel Jackson, who broke up with him 4-5 months ago, is now suing the boxer and accusing him of assaulting her multiple times and threatening her with a gun.
Jackson, who is currently dating rapper Nelly, retained Gloria Allred as her attorney and is seeking a jury trial. She hopes to be awarded damages and obtain an injunction/restraining order against Floyd.
According to a statement from Allred, Mayweather committed the following against Jackson:
– invasion of privacy
– assault and battery
– false imprisonment
Jackson says she met Floyd in 2006 when she was 21 and working at an Atlanta restaurant. He eventually moved her out to Las Vegas where she became one of his girls. The two eventually became engaged and she stuck with him when he served his jail sentence for domestic violence committed against ex-girlfriend Josie Harris.
According to the statement and complaint from Allred, Jackson says Mayweather first assaulted her in Aug. 2012 after he was released from prison.
“He twisted [her] arm, choked her and forcibly took her phone away from her to look through it,” the complaint states, according to TMZ.
In Feb. 2013, Jackson says she asked Floyd to go to counseling with her. He said he would and never did. She eventually broke up with him in April and moved to Los Angeles, but Floyd wanted her back and sent a jet to fly her back.
Jackson alleges that Floyd assaulted her again when she returned.
Floyd allegedly “bent her arm, restrained her, and pointed a gun at her foot, asking ‘Which toe do you want me to shoot,’ ” according to the complaint.
Despite being engaged to Floyd, she was uncomfortable with the lifestyle as one of his girls. She says he took away her possessions and had his staff members follow her around if she tried to leave the house.
Floyd grew so upset with her he once allegedly demanded at gunpoint that she remove her engagement ring.
The two were not together for a good part of 2013, but Floyd flew Miss Jackson out to Las Vegas for his September fight against Canelo Alvarez last year. The two continued to be intimate, because Shantel says she became pregnant in Nov. 2013 with twins fathered by Floyd. She had an abortion in Jan. 2014.
On May 1, Floyd posted a photo and message on social media indicating that he broke up with Miss Jackson because she got an abortion. This act from Floyd allegedly was in retaliation to Jackson posting a picture on Instagram of her with Nelly.
You know what this tells us? Everything we’ve reported about the relationship between Jackson and Mayweather over the past few years has been accurate. Since 2012, they’ve really been on and off, mostly because of Jackson’s dissatisfaction with Floyd.
You may call her a golddigger for filing the suit, but at least she got the courage to stand up to the abuse from Floyd.