Nigerian Company Claims Floyd Mayweather Scammed Them Out of Money; Files Lawsuit
My, my, my, how the tables have turned. For years, millions of people in the United States and other countries have had to deal with getting scammed by people in Nigeria and now they are getting just a small taste of how it feels.
Zinni Media, a Nigerian company, is claiming that Floyd Mayweather took some money from them in exchange for his future services, but he never delivered on it and never returned their money either.
TMZ has the details:
“The company behind the lawsuit is Zinni Media — which claims it booked Floyd to make 5 appearances in Nigeria and Ghana in June 2017 … for the low, low sum of $375,000!!!!
The company says it got Floyd to make a video confirming the appearances — so, they thought they were good to go! They even wired him $210,000 in advance.
But, days before the first event, Floyd bailed — and the company was left holding the bag.
In the suit, Zinni claims Floyd’s reps offered to reschedule for Dec. 2017 — and added more appearances to the list — but, he also raised the price to $550,000. Zinni claims they were told they could use the $210k toward the new booking price.
Zinni says they ACCEPTED the new deal — but, when they asked Floyd to make a new video confirming the new dates, he bailed again … and never returned the original $210,000.”
Zinni is now taking legal action in federal court in California as they claim Mayweather damaged their reputation as well as defrauded them. They want $2 million to make things right.