Shentel Jackson, ex-fiance of boxer Floyd Mayweather, revealed a number of scathing allegations in a lawsuit against Mayweather. The boxing star, Jackson says, beat her badly on a number of occasions and he allegedly even pulled a gun on her at one point.
The charges against Mayweather stem from legal filings acquired by TMZ Sports. In those filings Jackson levels serious accusations of domestic abuse, saying that the suit is her only real recourse.
“The only way to set the record straight,” Jackson said in a statement, “and achieve justice for what he has done to me is through the filing of this lawsuit.”
She claims that Mayweather first turned to violence against her in 2012. That incident came just after Mayweather was released from jail following a domestic violence case with another woman. Jackson claims that, in the middle of an argument, Mayweather “twisted [her] arm, choked her, and forcibly took her phone away from her to look through it.”
That incident, apparently, would be the first of many. Jackson says Mayweather attacked her on a number of occasions, with one of the worst times coming in April of 2013. Mayweather, according to Jackson, bent her arm, restrained her, and pulled a gun on her. Mayweather reportedly pointed the gun at Jackson’s foot, threatening to blow one of her toes off.
“Which toe doe you want me to shoot?” Jackson says Mayweather asked her.
The suit continues, alleging that Mayweather demanded Jackson remove her 17-carat diamond engagement ring. Mayweather allegedly made this request at gunpoint.
This past February, Jackson alleges, Mayweather assaulted her while she was at his condo at the Ritz in Los Angeles. Jackson claims that she was trying to leave following an argument. Mayweather, she says, grabbed her by the arm and dragged her back inside, where he kept her from leaving for more than an hour.
Jackson’s suit levels a number of other claims against Mayweather. She says the boxer invaded her privacy when he posted pictures of her sonogram to social media. Mayweather at the time claimed that the “real” reason he and Jackson broke up was that she “killed our twin babies.”
It’s not the first time domestic violence issues have popped up for Mayweather. Sports site Deadspin has exhaustively chronicled Mayweather’s extensive history of alleged violence against women, calling the boxer “not just a misogynist, but a batterer, and a serial batterer at that.”
Previous charges against Mayweather include allegations that he struck the mother of his child in the face with a car door and punched her in the neck. On another occasion, Mayweather is said to have struck Herneatha McGill, a friend of the mother of three of Mayweather’s children. That incident reportedly involved Mayweather striking not only McGill, but another woman who tried to help McGill. When security intervened, Mayweather reportedly picked up and shook a female security guard.
In 2010, Mayweather allegedly attacked Josie Harris, the aforementioned mother of several of his children. According to Harris’ account, Mayweather repeatedly punched her in the back of the head, screaming that he would kill her and a man she was dating. Mayweather pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and harassment charges, receiving a 90-day jail sentence.
Mayweather has been all over the news of recent, and not just for punching women. The boxing superstar appears to be close to finalizing a deal with Manny Pacquiao for a super fight between two of boxing’s best-known names. When not setting up future fights, Mayweather has been hobnobbing with billionaires, as he was recently seen rubbing elbows with Warren Buffett, discussing how Mayweather could turn a few hundred million in assets into billions in holdings.
Mayweather, the world’s highest-paid athlete, has also rekindled a rivalry with 50 Cent, who has been making fun of the boxer for his now well-publicized difficulties at reading very simple sentences. Mayweather fired back at the claims that he was illiterate by tweeting pictures of his most recent paychecks, which amounted to more than $70 million.