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Shantel Jackson has filed a lawsuit against former fiance Floyd Mayweather Jr, alleging he abused her during their relationship.
With her attorney Gloria Allred by her side, Shantel held a news conference Thursday, September 4, and read a prepared statement.
"I loved Floyd deeply, but he continued to disappoint and intentionally hurt me," Shantel said. "I have been embarrassed and humiliated more than I could ever imagine by Floyd, who I once called my best friend and fiance. I have tried everything I could. I have given Floyd every opportunity to do the right thing. Unfortunately, he has refused every opportunity to make things right. It is with a heavy heart that I finally realized that the only way to set the record straight, and to achieve justice for what he has done to me is through filing of this lawsuit.
Shantel is suing the boxing champion for harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, battery, defamation, invasion of privacy and assault.
TMZ reports that Floyd allegedly got violent with Shantel on three occasions.
In 2012 he "twisted [her] arm, choked her and forcibly took her phone away from her to look through it," after being released from jail for domestic violence against his baby's mother.
In 2013 he "bent her arm, restrained her, and pointed a gun at her foot, asking 'Which toe do you want me to shoot?'"
After that attack he pointed a gun at her and demanded she give back a 17-carat engagement ring.
In February 2014, Shantel alleges Floyd held her against her will for an hour at his Los Angeles condo at the Ritz.
In May 2014 PBF melted down when he released Shantel's ultrasound, claiming he ended their relationship because she had an abortion
“The real reason me and Shantel Christine Jackson @missjackson broke up was because she got a abortion, and I’m totally against killing babies. She killed our twin babies," Floyd wrote.at the time.
Floyd later apologized via TMZ, saying he was "devastated" to find out Shantel was dating his good friend Nelly
Nelly responded by calling Floyd a liar, insisting the two had never been friends.
The amount of damages Shantel is seeking were not disclosed.