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The ex-fiancée of welterweight world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is suing the boxer and seeking damages, alleging invasion of privacy, assault, battery, and defamation.

Shantel Jackson is also alleging false imprisonment and civil harassment in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. During a press conference, attorney Gloria Allred detailed the incidents.

From the LA Times:

Allred cited two incidents that she contended were assault, adding that Jackson was at times forced to stay in Mayweather’s home, allowed to depart only when accompanied by a Mayweather employee.

Allred said in her prepared statement Thursday that a December 2013 “sonogram revealed that Ms. Jackson was carrying twins that Mayweather had fathered, and she told him the news. He asked for a copy of the sonogram, which she sent to him. She had no idea that he would turn that image into a device to inflict emotional torture upon her.

“Mayweather insisted that the plaintiff move to Las Vegas. Ms. Jackson wanted to remain in Los Angeles. When Ms. Jackson refused to move, Ms. Jackson alleges that Mayweather became verbally abusive, stating ‘I took you out of the ‘hood. I should have left [you] there.’

“In January, Ms. Jackson’s pregnancy terminated and Mr. Mayweather was so informed.”

Allred said Thursday in her statement that, “On May 1, Mayweather, in retaliation for Ms. Jackson’s continued refusals to comply with his demands … decided to give her the ultimate humiliation. That day, knowing that his social media following was huge and devoted, Mayweather posted the following on his Facebook and Instagram accounts: “the real reason me and Shantel Christine Jackson @MissJackson broke up was because she got an abortion, and I’m totally against killing babies.”

A spokesperson for Mayweather has not yet released a statement. Jackson, however, defended her decision to sue the boxer, saying that the legal proceedings are a way for her to set the record straight.

“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 fiancée. It was with a heavy heart that I finally realized the only way to set the record straight and achieve justice for what he has done to me, is filing this lawsuit.”

We’ll keep you updated with the latest.


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