Mayweather Doesn’t Appear in Court as Ordered Yesterday:
This morning, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. refused to appear for a court-ordered deposition in the defamation lawsuit filed by pound-for-pound champion and Congressman Manny Pacquiao in a Las Vegas federal court. Mayweather tried to postpone the deposition last minute, but Federal Magistrate Judge Robert Johnston denied his request and ordered Mayweather to appear for deposition today. Mayweather did not appear.
Pacquiao’s attorney, Daniel Petrocelli of O’Melveny & Myers, said, “Mr. Mayweather maliciously leveled false accusations about Mr. Pacquiao. We are anxious to examine him under oath about those statements. He is just dodging his deposition because he is afraid to testify, but he has no right to defy a Court Order.”
You can read yesterday’s story on Mayweather being ordered to begin his deposition here. The implications of this no-show by Mayweather are not yet known.
Stay tuned for more updates regarding the ongoing Pacquiao-Mayweather defamation lawsuit and what it means for the future of both men in and out of the ring.