World champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. shared on social media earlier this year that he broke up with his fiancé, Shantel Jackson, because she allegedly aborted their twin babies.
He posted a photo on Instagram with a caption that read, “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.”
Jackson sued the boxer for defamation, assault, and invasion of privacy. However, according to the Christian Post, Mayweather has issued a statement to TMZ defending his comments on social media. He said, “At age 37 I am an undefeated boxer. I have been the world champion in five different weight divisions. After we broke up, there was a lot of media talk about why we broke up. I expressed myself on the breakup and abortion … and posted it on social media.”
Mayweather’s legal representatives argued against Jackson’s claims. They said, “Both parties are public figures. Abortion is a public issue. “A public figure involved with another public figure in a public relationship can expect publicity, not privacy, about why it ends.”
As LifeNews previously reported, Jackson accused Mayweather of hitting and choking her over the course of their 7-year-long relationship. Jackson said she loved Mayweather but realized he would never change and would continue to be abusive.
She is suing with the help of infamous pro-abortion attorney Gloria Allred and has not disclosed whether or not her abortion prompted Mayweather’s social media complaints.
Click here to sign up for daily pro-life news alerts from LifeNews.com
Jackson’s also sued Mayweather for posting images of her sonogram and abortion papers to Instagram; and accused him of threatening to post naked photos of her on social media if she didn’t take down a picture she posted of herself with rapper Nelly at a basketball game. After the ordeal, Jackson told reporters that, “I have been embarrassed and humiliated more than I can ever imagine by Floyd, whom I once called my best friend and fiancé.”
According to the Daily Mail, in 2012, Floyd Mayweather served two months in jail after pleading guilty to reduced domestic battery charges after he initiated a hair-pulling, arm-twisting attack on his former girlfriend, Josie Harris, while two of their children watched.
In 2013, Mayweather was ranked the highest paid athlete in the world, with earnings of $105 million.