Josie Harris filed a lawsuit against ex-boyfriend Floyd Mayweather Jr. claiming that he lied in his interview with Katie Couric prior to his fight with Manny Pacquiao.
According to TMZ Sports, Harris is asking for over $20 million in damages for Mayweather repeatedly knowingly making false statements.
In his interview with Couric, Mayweather was asked about the 2010 incident with Harris in which he was accused of viciously attacking her. Mayweather later pleaded guilty to reduced misdemeanor charges, leading to a 90-day jail sentence. Mayweather told a much different tale from what the arrest report states.
“Did I kick, stomp and beat someone? No, that didn’t happen,” Mayweather told Couric. “I look in your face and say, ‘No, that didn’t happen.’ Did I restrain a woman that was on drugs? Yes, I did. So if they say that’s domestic violence, then, you know what? I’m guilty. I’m guilty of restraining someone.”
Harris’ lawyer says in the suit that Floyd knowingly lied in his interview with Couric to protect his image and help promote his fight with Pacquiao. Mayweather accused Harris of being on drugs and claims to have just restrained her, when that is not at all what Harris says happened.
The real story, according to Harris, is that Mayweather was jealous Harris was having a relationship with a new man — NBA player C.J. Watson — took away Harris’ cellphone, and later attacked her inside her home (Mayweather paid for the home and had Harris and their three children living there).
Source: Larry Brown Sports | Yardbarker