Josie Harris, the ex-girlfriend of Floyd Mayweather and mother of his three oldest kids, was found dead at her California home late Tuesday night, per reports.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death.
Harris, 40, was discovered unresponsive in her car outside her home around 9:30 p.m., law enforcement told TMZ Sports.
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She was pronounced dead at the scene.
TMZ is reporting that investigators are not treating her death as a homicide and do not believe foul play was involved.
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Harris starred on the TLC reality show “Starter Wives Confidential” and dated Mayweather from 1995 to 2010.
She said Mayweather, 43, abused her on six different occasions.
Mayweather's former partner said during the time of her initial allegations against the boxer that she was happy she didn't have to see him often.
“[It means] I don’t have to take a Xanax before he comes, otherwise I will be sweating bullets,” she told USA Today in 2014.
“For some reason I still get anxiety when I know that he is on his way.
“I have no idea why, but I get really overwhelmed when I know that I have to be around him.”
Harris said Mayweather came into her Las Vegas home while she was sleeping and attacked her in front of the children in a September 2010 incident.
The boxer was convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery and spent two months in jail in 2012.
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In an interview with Katie Couric of Yahoo News in 2015, Mayweather denied the allegations against him.
The 43-year-old said he was found guilty because of his image and acknowledged that he put his hands on Harris.
“Did I restrain a woman that was on drugs?” he said. “Yes, I did. So if they say that’s domestic violence, then, you know what? I’m guilty. I’m guilty of restraining someone.”
Harris filed a $20 million defamation lawsuit against Mayweather after the interview. That lawsuit is still ongoing, per TMZ, after Mayweather filed an appeal.
A trial date is set for December.
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