At age 40, Josie Harris, former girlfriend of boxer Floyd Mayweather has died. She was found dead at her home in Valencia, California on Monday night (March 9) according to TMZ.
Police say they had a distress call at 9:30 am and when they got to the house, she was found unconscious and unresponsive in her car. Police officials have revealed that they do not suspect any murder or whatsoever.
Josie reportedly dated Floyd from 1995 to 2010. In 2010, the 43-year-old retired boxer was convicted of attacking the aspiring actress during a domestic violence incident and later served 2 months behind bars.
Josie claimed she was abused on six different occasions. However, the criminal case cited a September 2010 incident when she claimed Floyd “entered her Vegas home while she slept, pulled her hair and then attacked her in front of their children,” TMZ reports. She claimed their oldest son, Koraun, “snuck out of the home and alerted a security guard to call the police.”
The famed boxer though has long denied the violent allegations, telling Katie Couric in an interview years later, “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.”
In response to Floyd’s denial, she sued him for more than $20 MILLION for defamation. The case is still ongoing.