Floyd Mayweather Jr. Sanctioned After Angering Judge In WWE-Related Lawsuit
Source: ESPNThe Associate Press reported today that Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been ordered to perform 40 hours of community service after angering a federal judge in South Carolina for lying about why he had to delay a deposition.
Mayweather, his production company and WWE are being sued by Anthony Dash for allegedly stealing his song for Mayweather's entrance music at WrestleMania 24 in 2008. As part of the suit, Dash's attorney tried to schedule a July deposition with the fighter, but Mayweather had it delayed because he was training for a September fight.
The deposition was then ordered to happen at the end of September, but Mayweather asked for another delay three days before it was set to take place, stating that he was recovering from injuries from the fight. He also claimed that his doctor told him to not be under too much stress until he received the results of an MRI. The deposition was then delayed for another month.
Dash's attorneys presented a video to U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr. of Mayweather at the Echelon 3000 club outside Atlanta on the day the deposition was scheduled, partying and throwing money into a crowd while burning bills. Anderson ruled that Mayweather acted in bad faith for making his injuries sound worse than they were, and must help the Las Vegas Habitat for Humanity Project by the end of January or face further penalties.
"At the parties in question, Mayweather can be seen burning money, allegedly one-hundred dollar bills, while in another video he throws money into the crowd," Anderson wrote. "Mayweather often advertises himself using the moniker 'Money Mayweather' and his production company is Philthy Rich Records. Suffice it to say that Mayweather has substantial personal wealth."
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