LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Photos of Josie Harris’ domestic violence abuse by Floyd Mayweather, and details of his threats against Harris, resulted in a jail sentence for Mayweather today. Josie Harris (pictures below) asserted battery charges against Floyd Mayweather before. But today, a Las Vegas court sent the boxer to jail for ninety days. Mayweather must report by this January. For boxing fans, the news comes at a precarious time. Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have promised to ink a deal by December 31 for a May 5, 2012 bxoing fight. With today’s news, the boxers may still secure a fight, but that date certainly won’t be in May.
Josie Harris has previously accused Floyd Mayweather of battery only to retract those allegations. In December 2003, Floyd Mayweather was arrested after Josie Harris called police. At a Las Vegas nightclub, Harris claimed Floyd had beaten her. Mayweather faced felony battery charges at time. But when Harris took the stand, she retracted her allegations. “I was basically trying to fight him. I was pulling on him and punching on him, and telling him that he was wrong and shouldn’t have left me like that with those three babies,” she told the Court at the time. “I just kicked the windshield like it was the other girl’s face. That’s when he pulled me by my hands out of the car.”
Josie Harris Pictures
This case was different. On September 9, 2010, Harris filed a “domestic violence report”. Harris suffered “minor injuries” said local police.
Josie Harris, who has three children with Mayweather, called Vegas police to her home in the 800 block of Tropical Vine Street. The alleged incident resulted in Harris going to Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center just after 3 am local time. Lt. Rob Lundquist, who oversees the Domestic Violence Detail, told news at the time “Right now there’s allegations of domestic violence and we’re currently investigating that.”
Harris later gave a statement to police. The first encounter was roughly 2 am. She wrote “The first time he arrived I was not there but he let himself in and began searching through my belongings. He began raising his voice telling me I’m not sh–t and he will have “me and my guy friend taken care of”. I called the police and they came and escorted him out.”
She claims that, after Mayweather left with the police, Floyd returned to her residence. “Not too longer after the police left, [Mayweather] knocked on my son’s bedroom/bathroom door to be let in and my son did. At this time I did not know he was in the house standing over as I slept on the couch.” She added “He awoke me by pulling me by my hair and throwing me on the ground in my living room and began punching me in my head digging me on the floor and thrusting my arm back in an attempt to try and break it.”
Harris claims she had to tell their children to run for safety and Floyd chased them down. “My kids heard me screaming and yelling for help as I screamed to tell them to call 911 or run out the house to the security gate to get help. He yelled fiercely at the children as he continued to beat me in front of them that if they ran or tried to call the police he would beat them the same way. I kept yelling and crying to please run run run out and get help.”
Mayweather must surrender by January 6, 2012. He will get three days credit for time served.