Floyd Mayweather, ex-fiancée’s legal battle over alleged abuse, theft headed for trial
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his ex-fiancee Shantel Jackson have been wrapped up in a legal war for several years, and the case is finally headed for a trial.
In September 2014, Jackson filed a lawsuit against Mayweather claiming he physically assaulted her and threatened her with a gun. She also said the undefeated boxer caused harm to her by publicly accusing her of aborting the former couple’s unborn twins. According to Nancy Dillon of the New York Daily News, a seemingly irritated judge sent the case to trial on Tuesday.
“I’d like to set this for trial. I understand it’s complicated,” Judge Monica Bachner said during a hearing in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Mayweather recently filed a lawsuit of his own against Jackson, claiming she stole money from him an an elaborate manner when the two were together. There has been talk that Mayweather became so angry with Jackson because he was jealous of her relationship with a well-known hip-hop artist.
In addition to the lawsuit, Jackson is also still pursuing assault and battery claims against Mayweather.