Floyd Mayweather is facing more legal problems. | Photo: Mike Sloan/Sherdog.com
Less than two weeks before he enters the ring to fight Marcos Maidana, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been hit with a lawsuit from his former fiancée.
In a tearful prepared statement read in Los Angeles on Thursday, Shantel Jackson alleged that the boxer physically abused her during their relationship. Jackson claimed that Mayweather publicly humiliated her by posting a sonogram of her pregnancy on Instagram and stating that they broke up because she had an abortion.
Jackson also said Mayweather threatened to post nude pictures of her on the Internet if she did not delete a photo of herself with rapper Nelly at a basketball game last April.
“It is with a heavy heart that I finally realized that the only way to set the record straight, and to achieve justice for what he has done to me, is through the filing of this lawsuit," Jackson said during a press conference.
This is not the first time Mayweather has faced such allegations. The undefeated, Las Vegas-based boxer was sentenced to jail for two months in 2012 after pleading guilty to reduced domestic battery charges stemming from a hair-pulling, arm-twisting attack on his former girlfriend, Josie Harris.
Mayweather and his camp have yet to address the new civil lawsuit.