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He’s punching back

Floyd Mayweather is a polarizing figure in the violent world of boxing. He has been accused by five women on seven occasions of physical assaults. Mayweather has pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge and served two months in jail. Despite his history of violence against women, it’s his history of violence against men that has made him wealthy and famous.

As he gets ready to fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2 here in Las Vegas — in what is being billed as the highest-grossing boxing match in history — Mayweather is hitting back against allegations that he’s physically abusive of women.

“Did I kick, stomp and beat someone? No, that didn’t happen,” Mayweather recently told an interviewer. He says in the incident for which he went to jail, he was trying to restrain the mother of three of his children. She was on drugs, he claims.

He says that because he is black, rich, famous and a fighter, law enforcement officials easily believe allegations of violence filed against him. “…when someone says, ‘I got pushed or hit,’ I’m a fighter, so I may not really hit a person. But guess what? I got to fight the case because I’m already guilty.”

Maybe. When it comes to less-famous defendants in domestic violence cases that are entangled with divorce and child custody disputes, allegations and counter-allegations can sometimes fly in both directions.

Our firm’s role in those kinds of situations is to help you, our client, defend yourself and protect your rights and interests as a parent, but most important, our role is to protect your child’s best interests. We will help you to understand your best legal options and then pursue those in negotiations or litigation while we work with you to protect the most precious person in your life: your child.

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