Floyd Mayweather has lost the battle to have his ex-girlfriend, Josie Harris’ case thrown out.
According to TMZ, this decision was made by a California appeals court which ruled in favour of Harris, allowing her defamation case against the former boxer to move forward after he tried to get it thrown out.
In case you missed how it all started: Harris dragged Mayweather to court after he labelled her a drug addict in a 2015 interview with Katie Couric when asked about his domestic violence conviction. He denied Harris’ allegations that he beat her, adding, “Did I restrain a woman that was on drugs? Yes, I did.”
His son had also told authorities that he saw his father “hitting and kicking” the mother of three of his kids. And this remark, plus proof of the multiple contusions on Harris’s head, face, and left forearm when she was examined in the emergency room, led to Floyd Mayweather getting sentenced to jail time and serving two months behind bars.
One of the judges explained why the evidence works in Josie Harris’ favor.
“Since this evidence is unequivocally at odds with the assertion that Mayweather was simply restraining a drug-addled Harris by only twisting her arm, it may reasonably be inferred that Mayweather acted with malice or reckless disregard of the truth during the Couric interview,” he said.
Now, Josie Harris can move forward with her case against Floyd, and we can’t wait to see how it all pans out.