Floyd Mayweather's ex-girlfriend sues for $20million claiming he lied and said she was on drugs during 2010 domestic violence incident

  • Josie Harris, mother of three of Mayweather's kids is asking for $20million in damages
  • She claims that Mayweather lied about her being on drugs in recent interview with Yahoo's Katie Couric
  • Mayweather said he was trying to hold Harris back during altercation
  • He was arrested after the incident and served two months in prison 

Just days after winning in the boxing ring against Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather has to face a another fight - against his ex-girlfriend, who filed a defamation lawsuit against him.

Josie Harris, who is the mother of three of Mayweather's children, filed the lawsuit on Tuesday claiming that in a recent interview with Katie Couric, the fighter lied about her being on drugs during a 2010 domestic violence incident.

She's asking for $20million in damages after Mayweather told Couric that he was trying to hold Harris back during the September 2010 altercation because she was on drugs.

Mayweather's ex-girlfriend Josie Harris is suing the boxer, asking for £13million in damages

Floyd Mayweather's (left) ex-girlfriend (right) Josie Harris is suing the boxer, asking for $20million in damages, claiming that in a recent interview he lied about her being on drugs during a domestic violence incident in 2010

Josie Harris is the mother of three of Mayweather's children
She claims that he punched and kicked her as she slept on a couch in their home and dragged her around in front of their children before he was arrested

Josie Harris is the mother of three of Mayweather's children. She claims that he punched and kicked her as she slept on a couch in their home (left) and dragged her around in front of their children before he was arrested

The boxing great, who received $100million from his fight on Saturday, was arrested after police said he punched Harris in his Las Vegas home, where the couple were living with three children.

Fourteen months after the incident, he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of misdemeanor battery and two counts of harassment, according to CNN

Though the 5-foot-8 boxer was sentenced to three months in prison, he served two.

Harris claims that Mayweather began punching and kicking her as she slept on a couch in the home and dragged her around the house in front of the children, according to the lawsuit. 

Mayweather, who is undefeated in his 48-match career, has denied beating his ex-girlfriend in the past. 

'Did I kick, stomp, and beat someone? No, that didn't happen... Did I restrain a woman that was on drugs? Yes, I did,' he told Couric last month. 'So if they say that's domestic violence, then, you know what? I'm guilty. I'm guilty of restraining someone. 

Mayweather, however, has denied that he beat his ex-girlfriend, though he was arrested more than once on reports that he did so
In the September 2010 incident, he claims that he was trying to 'restrain a woman that was on drugs'

Mayweather, however, has denied that he beat his ex-girlfriend, though he was arrested more than once on reports that he did so. In the September 2010 incident, he claims that he was trying to 'restrain a woman that was on drugs'

Harris filed the lawsuit, claiming defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress, on Tuesday in Los Angeles County. 

The lawsuit claims that after the early-morning incident Harris went to the hospital, suffering cuts and deep bruises, and was treated for head, facial and bodily injuries.  

She denies being a drug addict or abuser in the lawsuit and her attorney said that 'It was not Mayweather's 'restraint' of Harris that caused her serious injuries, rather it was his beating of her'. 

Mayweather has a long history of alleged domestic violence, having been arrested for other scuffles with Harris, according to ESPN

Last Saturday Mayweather received a $100millon check after beating Manny Pacquiao in the boxing ring in Las Vegas

Last Saturday Mayweather received a $100millon check after beating Manny Pacquiao in the boxing ring in Las Vegas

The comments below have been moderated in advance.

The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.

We are no longer accepting comments on this article.