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Exclusive: Shantel Jackson & Floyd Mayweather Both Take On Huge Fights

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While Floyd Mayweather took on Marcos Maidana on Saturday night, the boxer’s ex-fiancée Shantel Jackson attended Face Forward’s annual fundraising gala took on a more important fight, the fight against domestic violence.

“I want to be another voice for women who have gone through domestic violence,” she told HipHollywood while on the red carpet.

Earlier this month, the model announced that she was suing Mayweather for assault, battery, invasion of privacy, defamation and false imprisonment. Court documents, obtained by HipHollywood, reveal the shocking and disturbing details about the former couple’s toxic relationship and for Shantel, reliving the nightmare in the public eye has not been easy.

“It’s definitely hard but I just want women or anyone who has gone through domestic violence to know it’s never too late to speak out about the situation and you should never feel trapped,” she explained.

Jackson stood alongside her famous lawyer, Gloria Allred who praised the model for being so courageous.

“I am very proud of Shantel for wanting to be here to support battered women and to help encourage them to have a voice,” Allred said.

While on the red carpet, the night’s attendees also shared their reaction to the scandal surrounding former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice and wife, Janay Palmer.

“That was something that was uncalled for, for anybody, but especially a professional athlete that lives his life hurting people,” boxing champion Sugar Shane Mosley said.

Face Forward is an incredible foundation that works with advocates around the nation to identify victims of domestic violence who are working towards recovery yet carry the physical evidence of past abuse. Audrey Mabrey, a FF patient also shared with us her thoughts regarding the video that shows Rice knocking his then fiancée unconscious.

“Janay is only one woman this is occurring to, there are millions of cases out there,” she said.

For more information on Face Forward, head over to Faceforwardla.org.

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  1. MrVegas1

    September 19, 2014 at 7:28 AM

    bs….im not speaking up for people who beat up their partners,because i am against that. but there are also golddiggers who dont want to work and think about sueing rich men after they get dumped by them. tell me this why miss jackson wait until floyds fight knowing he was getting paid this week,she was trying to get money and exposure for that damn reality show. #getajob #syad

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Meghan Markle Is Headed Back To The Small Screen…Kinda

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Meghan Markle may have left USA’s Suits after seven seasons, but the actress’ likeness will be making it’s way back to a TV very soon. Lifetime has announced that it’s planning a film based on Markle and her soon to be husband, Prince Harry’s whirlwind romance.

The cable network, known for it’s biopics, made the announcement on Sunday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

“And before the wedding of the year takes place between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Lifetime will debut a movie revealing how the stars aligned for this royal romance,” said Lifetime’s head of programming Liz Gateley.

Harry & Meghan: The Royal Love Story  (working title) will trace Prince Harry and Markle’s relationship from the day they met to the overwhelming media attention surrounding their eventual engagement, which was announced in November. It will also touch on their courtship after they were set up by mutual friends and depict Markle’s life as a divorced American actress.

Menhaj Huda, who helmed an episode of E!’s fictional Royal Family series The Royals is on hand to direct. Casting is currently underway.

No official date has been announced, but given Lifetime’s track record, fans should expect the movie to release a few days before the couples May 19 wedding. Back in 2011, Lifetime aired William & Kate: The Movie just days before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married on April 29.

 

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