Josie Harris — the ex-girlfriend of Floyd Mayweather, has died at the age of 40. According to TMZ, Harris — who has three kids with Mayweather, was found dead in her car at her home in Valencia, CA on Tuesday night (March 10th). Law enforcement sources say that officials were called to Harris' house at around 9:30 pm and when they arrived, they found Harris unresponsive in the car. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
There didn't appear to be any foul play and the case is being treated as an active death investigation as opposed to a homicide investigation.
Harris was in the process of writing a book to help survivors of domestic violence. She starred in the TLC reality show Starter Wives: Confidential back in 2013.
Harris and Mayweather dated from 1995 to 2010 and had a very tumultuous relationship. He was convicted of attacking her in 2010 and served two months in jail. Harris claimed that Mayweather abused her several times. Mayweather denied ever hitting her, and even told Katie Couric in an interview about the 2010 incident, “Did I restrain a woman that was on drugs? Yes, I did. So if they say that’s domestic violence, then, you know what? I’m guilty. I’m guilty of restraining someone.”
As a result of the interview, Harris sued Mayweather for more than $20 million for defamation back in 2015. The case is still ongoing and could move forward if whoever takes over Harris' estate decides to proceed. According to The Blast, their trial date was set for December 7th, 2020.
Mayweather has yet to publicly comment on Harris' death. At the time of her death, he was in Amsterdam.