Just a few days after making upwards of $180 million for his big win over Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather is right back in the news, as he's being hit with a defamation suit by Josie Harris, his ex-girlfriend and mother of his children. Harris is asking for $20 million after Mayweather told Yahoo's Katie Couric last month that he "restrained" her while she was on drugs, which is what ultimately led to the domestic violence charges against him, and a two-month jail stint in 2012.
"Did I kick, stomp, and beat someone? No, that didn't happen," Mayweather told Couric. "Did I restrain a woman that was on drugs? Yes, I did. So if they say that's domestic violence, then, you know what? I'm guilty. I'm guilty of restraining someone."
[Harris] denied being a drug abuser or drug addict, and her attorney said in the court filing: "It was not Mayweather's 'restraint' of Harris that caused her serious injuries, rather it was his beating of her."
It's also worth noting while we're on the subject that Katie Couric was in Las Vegas for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight (she interviewed both fighters in the lead-up), but wound up not attending, with reports saying she was "uncomfortable" with going to the fight, which also came after reports of Mayweather's team banning reporters Rachel Nichols and Michelle Beadle from attending the fight.