According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a Los Angeles judge set a trial date of December 7, 2020, in the case brought by Harris against Mayweather. The two were set to face off in court in the case that dragged on for years.
On Monday night, Harris was found dead at her home in Valencia, California. She was found dead unresponsive in her car.
Back in 2015, Harris sued Mayweather for $20 million accusing him of lying in an interview with Katie Couric. In his interview, he claimed Harris was high on drugs during an alleged 2010 domestic violence incident. He said he had to restrain Harris during an altercation.
Harris said his story was a lie and accused him of viciously abusing her. The incident in question happened when the fighter allegedly broke into her home and attacked her. Floyd was sentenced to two months in jail after being convicted of domestic violence.
At one point in the case, Mayweather filed an appeal which caused the lawsuit to drag on for years. The California appeals court shut down Mayweather and ended up siding with Harris. They ordered her defamation case could move forward despite the fighter’s objections.
The appeal court found there was a ton of evidence presented by Harris in her case. They wrote, “Since this evidence is unequivocally at odds with the assertion that Mayweather was simply restraining a drug-addled Harris by only twisting her arm, it may reasonably be inferred that Mayweather acted with malice or reckless disregard of the truth during the Couric interview.”
The next court date was scheduled for October 6. The case could still move forward if whoever takes over Harris’ estate decides to proceed.
Mayweather has yet to comment on Harris’ death but was spotted in the red light district.