Mayweather & Ex-Fiance Heading To Trial
Floyd Mayweather will return to the courtroom in April as jury selection will begin in a case between the undefeated boxer and his former fiancée Shantel Jackson.
Jackson and her lawyer, noted attorney Gloria Allred, filed a lawsuit against Mayweather in 2014, allegeing assault, battery, invasion of privacy, and defamation.
Jackson outlined seperate incidents in August 2012 and April 2013, where Mayweather physically assaulted or pointed a gun at her.
“I have been embarrassed and humiliated more than I can ever imagine by Floyd,” Jackson said at a 2014 press conference with her
Mayweather filed a counter-suit in November, 2017 alleging that Jackson was stealing “large sums of cash” during their five-year relationship (2008 to 2013).
“As a result of that confidence, Mayweather, who’s education ended at eighth grade, did not audit or otherwise inspect either his cash or his credit card statements for theft by Jackson,” Mayweather’s attorney wrote in the court documents.
At a hearing this week, the presiding judge decided to move the case forward after nearly four years of back and forth between the two sides.
“I’d like to set this for trial. I understand it’s complicated,” Judge Monica Bachner said in Los Angeles County Superior Court. before setting an April date for jury selection.