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From one battle to the next.

After this past weekend’s huge victory over Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather is about take on quite possibly an even bigger fight. A legal fight.

It was reported after the big match that Mayweather’s ex and mother of his three children, Josie Harris, filed a $20 million lawsuit against the undefeated boxer for defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

According to reports, the lawsuit was filed not long after Mayweather’s interview with Katie Couric just weeks before the fight. While discussing his 2010 domestic dispute with Josie, the 38-year-old told Couric that his kids mother was on drugs. “Did I kick, stomp and beat someone? No, that didn’t happen,” Floyd told the host. “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.”

The lawsuit states that Mayweather “maliciously lied about his beating” of her “disclaiming any responsibility for the attack that left Harris with serious injuries.” Documents also state that “these lies were calculated to serve harm” to her, personally and professionally.

The undefeated champion of the world has remained mum on the lawsuit.


Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!



Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.

In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.

“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”

What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.

“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”

Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.

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