Muhammad Ali’s legacy could take a hit with a sex tape that a longtime girlfriend is threatening to release showing the boxing champion in a wild party after one of his boxing matches.
Just a little more than a week after the death of the sports legend and American icon, a former girlfriend named Barbara Mensah claimed that she had a sex tape featuring Muhammad Ali, Radar Online reported.
Mensah, who is now 70, claimed she carried on a relationship with Ali for more than 20 years and that he is the father of her daughter, Kiiursti.
Barbara Mensah has come forward to claim that she has a sex tape of Muhammad Ali, and that she’s looking for bidders. She said the videos, which date back several decades, show Ali with several different young women at wild parties he threw after his boxing matches.
“There would be Ali and a few of his guys and then about a dozen or more girls,” Mensah said of the so-called “gumbo parties” (via the UK’s Mirror). “All of them were stunning. Muhammad couldn’t keep away from a pretty girl whether he was married or not.”
“The tapes show them having sex. They used to call them gumbo parties — it was a mix of everything.”
Mensah said she is in the process of having the sex tapes converted from film to a digital format and hopes to get a six-figure sum for its rights.
“I know the value of the footage,” she told the Sunday People. “No one has anything like this. I’d like to get as much as I can for it.”
The allegations of the sex tape come just days after Muhammad Ali was honored with a service in Louisville filled with celebrities, sports dignitaries, and even world leaders. Held one week after Ali died, the service included remarks from actor Billy Crystal and former President Bill Clinton.
As NPR noted, Clinton included a mix of reverence for the boxing champion with recollections of watching Ali as a young man.
Clinton begins his remarks by picturing what Ali might say: “Well, I thought I should be eulogized by at least one president.”
He then tells Lonnie Ali, “I thank you for making the second half of his life greater than the first.”
Clinton says he hopes every young person present will do what Ali did: “write his own story.”
He recalls being a kid thinking about how smart Ali was. Despite being a “universal solider for our common humanity,” Clinton says that he always thought of Ali as a “truly free man of faith.”
Despite her efforts to sell the sex tape of Muhammad Ali, Barbara Mensah said she has great respect for the boxer, who she says referred to her as “his wife” over the course of their affair.
If the reports of a sex tape are true, then Muhammad Ali would join some strange company of celebrities who have been hit with the leak of an explicit video or photos in recent years. A number of big names from the world of acting and music were hit in August, 2014, when a hacker was able to gain access to cloud storage of information and find nude pictures of dozens of celebrities. The leak included model Kate Upton and actress Jennifer Lawrence.
Other celebrities have been featured in leaked sex tapes, including rapper Lil Wayne earlier this year.
But so far, Barbara Mensah has yet to provide proof that she is actually in possession of a sex tape of Muhammad Ali.
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