Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s former fiancée, Shantel Jackson, is suing the undefeated professional boxer claiming that he beat her during their seven year relationship--and publicly humiliated her. She claims that Mayweather announced on social media that they broke up because she had an abortion, among other things. Jackson’s lawsuit was filed on September 4, nine days before Mayweather’s big money rematch against Marcos Maidana.
This isn't the first time Mayweather has faced charges of domestic abuse. He pled guilty to reduced domestic battery charges in 2012 (in 2010 he physically attacked his former girlfriend Josie Harris, in front of their children). Mayweather served two months in a Las Vegas jail. That summer while serving time, Mayweather won the "Best Fighter of the Year" ESPY Award from ESPN. He won it again in 2013 and in 2014. The World Boxing Association does not yet have a domestic abuse policy like what the NFL instituted last month after receiving widespread criticism when Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice was suspended for just two games for hitting his then fiancée and dragging her out of an elevator in Atlantic City.
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