Floyd Mayweather Sr. Sued By Alleged Publicist

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According to Forbes, veteran trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. the father and head coach of Floyd Mayweather Jr. among others is being sued for $20 million.

A lawsuit was filed in Clark County District Court on October 2nd by Mayweather Sr’s alleged publicist, Ann Barlow, for breach of contract.

This goes back to a dispute in 2015, which ended up with Mayweather Sr. to sue Barlow. Mayweather claimed that he was tricked into signing a contract with Barlow for PR consulting services, when all he needed was help setting up his nonprofit organization.

Mayweather Sr.’s lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed and per an interview with Barlow, the trainer withdrew the suit following an admission of hiring Barlow

Barlow claims that she sat down with Mayweather Sr. and discussed setting up the Floyd Joy Mayweather Foundation “to improve his public relations due to former arrests and negative publicity surrounding Floyd Mayweather…” and for a positive action relating to sarcoidosis and traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to the complaint.
Barlow allegedly arranged for a soft launch of the foundation at Carmine’s Restaurant in Caesar’s Palace, but Mayweather Sr. accused her of misusing funds and failed to appear at the event which was a “dismal failure,” per Barlow’s filing.

There was a PR contract submitted with Barlow’s complaint – with signatures by Barlow and Mayweather Sr. and it was notarized. The contract terms, related to compensation, call for a monthly “basic fee” and 10% of gross earnings derived from her firm.

In her filing, Barlow claims Mayweather Sr. failed to pay her, made false representations and failed to properly fund initial foundation expenses, further alleging that funds from a foundation bank account were improperly used. Because of Mayweather Sr.’s allegations, she claims to have “not been able to obtain employment,” which fueled her decision to sue.