Shantel Jackson Said She Did Not Steal Big Bucks From Ex-Floyd Mayweather
As rapper Nelly fights a civil lawsuit for rape, his girlfriend Shantel Jackson may also be headed to a courtroom soon.
“The Platinum Life” star has fired back on ex-boyfriend Floyd Mayweather’s claim that she stole cash and used his credit card without permission to fund shopping sprees. The retired pro-boxer said that Jackson hid her alleged ill-gotten gains from him, and he didn’t learn about the thefts until Jackson began bragging about it around town.
In her answer, filed Jan. 11 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Jackson, 34, said she did not steal from Mayweather, with whom she was in a relationship with for eight years. Jackson said in court papers that Mayweather condoned her spending and didn’t have a problem with it until they broke up.
“Cross-complainant consented to the alleged transactions, and/or to cross-defendant’s possession, retention, alleged interference, ownership and control of the disputed property,” Jackon’s answer, obtained by BOSSIP, states.
Jackson also said that any legal claim Mayweather may have had was barred by the statute of limitations, and said Mayweather’s own behavior meant he wasn’t entitled to money damages. Jackson said any damage Mayweather may have suffered had nothing to do with her.
Jackson – repped by legal eagle Gloria Allred – wants Mayweather’s suit thrown out, her lawyer fees paid and “for such other and further relief as the court may deem just and proper.”
A judge has yet to rule on the case.