Remember back in July when Floyd Mayweather Jr. was burning money in the club? (click here for the story). Well, now a South Carolina judge is pissed with Mayweather after he learned Mayweather was actually burning money in a nightclub on the day he was supposed to give a deposition and not resting up from injuries he sustained in a fight, as he had claimed.
The judge has ordered Mayweather to perform 40 hours of community service where he has to help the Las Vegas Habitat for Humanity Project by the end of January or face further penalties.
Mayweather, along with his production company and World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. are being sued by Anthony Dash, who accused the boxer of stealing a musical beat he created in 2005 for a song Mayweather used as he entered the ring at wrestling events in 2008 and 2009.
As part of the copyright infringement suit, Dash’s lawyer tried to arrange a deposition with Mayweather. The boxer asked for a delay from a July date because he was training for a September fight. So the judge ordered the deposition to happen at the end of September.
Three days before the deposition was set to take place, Mayweather asked for another delay, saying he was recovering from injuries and that his doctor asked he not be put under too much stress until after he got the results of an MRI. After the boxer’s lawyer assured him Mayweather was not partying, but resting and recuperating, Anderson delayed the deposition for another month, ordering Mayweather’s lawyers to pay expenses Dash’s lawyers incurred when the deposition was delayed.
A few days later, Dash’s lawyers brought the judge video of Mayweather at the Echelon 3000 club outside Atlanta throwing money into a crowd and burning bills on the day the deposition was scheduled to take place. Anderson ruled Mayweather acted in bad faith by making his injuries sound worse than they were.