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Josie Harris says Floyd Mayweather Jr. threatened to kill her and her boyfriend during alleged assault

Floyd Mayweather Jr. with his son Karaun in April. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. with his son Karaun in April. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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The Floyd Mayweather Jr. case is developing more today, as accuser Josie Harris is giving more details about the alleged assault from the star boxer. TMZ has this:

Josie Harris filed a request for a restraining order against Mayweather -- and in the docs she states that Floyd came into her Las Vegas home Thursday morning and awoke her by, "pulling me by my hair and throwing me on the ground in my living room and began punching me in my head."

She claims Floyd then began "dragging me on the floor and twisting my arm back ... in attempt to try and break it."

According to the documents, Josie claims Floyd "continued to beat me in front of [the couple's three children]."

Josie claims that Floyd threatened the children -- saying if they "ran or tried to call the police he would beat them the same way."

In the docs, Josie also says Mayweather "yelled and screamed that he was going to kill me and my boyfriend and make sure we are taken care of."

Harris says the assault was preceded by Mayweather being at the home "roughly two hours" prior, and during the visit was yelling at her about a new boyfriend. Police were called, she says, and escorted Mayweather off the property, but he returned later, came in through a window, and that's when the attack occurred.

This is all just one side of the story, but Mayweather does have a history here. The dropped charges in 2005 stemming from a 2003 accusation against Mayweather don't necessarily mean nothing happened, though they don't necessarily mean Ms. Harris was ever telling the truth in that case either. But he's had other issues. In 2004, Mayweather was convicted of misdemeanor battery after a fight with two women at a Las Vegas nightclub and received a suspended one-year jail sentence and was ordered to undergo impulse-control counseling. In 2005, Mayweather plead no-contest to misdemeanor assault and battery stemming from a bar fight. This is not his first rodeo with the law, and you can't simply discredit this story right now.

Mayweather is still wanted by Las Vegas police for questioning. His attorney Richard Wright did say that Mayweather would cooperate with police "as required by law."

The documents by Harris are available at the TMZ link above, or click here to download the PDF.

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