Floyd Mayweather is accusing his former fiancée Shantel Jackson of stealing “large sums of cash” during their relationship, a legal move that comes days before her domestic violence lawsuit against the boxer is due to get a trial date.
The undefeated fighter made the theft claim in a cross-complaint filed this week along with his formal answer to Jackson’s 2014 lawsuit alleging assault, battery, invasion of privacy and defamation.
When Jackson first sued three years ago, she accused Mayweather of choking her during an argument, pointing a gun at her head, posting a sonogram photo on Facebook and publicly accusing her of aborting their twins.
Jackson and Mayweather had an 8-year romantic relationship and lived together from 2008 through 2013, the boxer’s new paperwork filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court states.
Mayweather claims Jackson gained his confidence during that time and learned intimate details about his spending habits, credit card accounts and where he kept “loosely” organized cash.
“As a result of that confidence Mayweather, whose education ended at eighth grade, did not audit or otherwise inspect his cash or his card statements for theft by Jackson,” the lawsuit claims.
The paperwork claims Jackson “skillfully concealed” her alleged scheme, sometimes shipping secret purchases to a location unknown to Mayweather.
The filing does not give specific dates or amounts for the alleged thefts, but Mayweather said he wants triple damages.
The case is due in court Monday for a trial-setting conference.
“I have been embarrassed and humiliated more than I can ever imagine by Floyd,” Jackson said at a 2014 press conference with her lawyer Gloria Allred.
She said Mayweather twisted her arm and choked her during an argument in August 2012 and then pointed a gun at her in April 2013 while asking which toe she wanted him to shoot.
Allred confirmed Jackson became pregnant by Mayweather in November 2013 and that a December sonogram revealed she was carrying twins.
The lawyer declined to discuss any possible complications with the pregnancy and how it ultimately ended in January.
She said Mayweather’s posting of the sonogram on Facebook was “devastating” for Jackson.
“Every woman has a right to privacy and there is no excuse for invading anyone’s privacy, especially about what is happening in one’s own body and one’s own medical records,” Allred said.
In his formal response this week to Jackson’s lawsuit, Mayweather argues his ex-fiancée’s “own conduct, acts and omissions caused the injuries and damages alleged in the complaint.”
Source: Daily News