A judge threw boxer Adrien Broner in jail on Monday after holding him in contempt of court as part of a civil lawsuit filed by a woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her at a nightclub in 2018, according to Cory Shaffer of cleveland.com.
Cuyahoga County judge Nancy Margaret Russo reportedly found that Broner failed to cooperate with multiple deadlines to submit documents and other evidence explaining why he was unable to make the $830,000 payment the judge ordered him to make in December.
Apparently, the judge cited a certain Instagram post from just days ago in which Broner displayed large of stacks of cash.
Given that Broner reportedly claimed in an Oct. 5 court filing that he only had $13 in cash to his name, it’s understandable why Russo lost patience with a boxer who has openly ignored her.
“Mr. Broner has continually defied every court order I’ve given,” Russo said during the hearing. “The jig is up today.”
Russo reportedly ordered that Broner remain in jail until he provides complete and truthful information about his finances to the plaintiff’s law firm. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday for Broner’s attorney to show they are complying with Russo’s order.
Broner has reportedly claimed he is preparing for a fight scheduled in January that will earn him “a significant purse,” at which point he will supposedly make his required payment.
Broner reportedly pinned woman down, kissed her in club
Broner pled guilty to misdemeanor assault and unlawful restraint back in 2019 following the incident for which he is now facing a six-figure payment.
The assault reportedly occurred on June 9, 2018, at Park Social, a nightclub in Cleveland.
The victim alleged that the boxer, whom she did not know, approached her as she sat with two friends, thrust himself on her, pinned her down and forcibly kissed her. After attempts to remove Broner from her, the boxer only ceased the assault after a bystander threatened to take a picture.
After Broner’s guilty plea, the woman filed a civil suit. She did not have much problem winning because Broner declined to appear in court or contest the charges, leading to a default judgement of $500,000 in punitive damages and $250,000 in compensatory damages, the victim’s legal fees.
Just one of many incidents for Broner
In the last three years, Broner has participated in as many sexual assault arrests as fights. In addition to the Cleveland assault, he was arrested in Atlanta in 2018 for allegedly groping a woman at a shopping mall.
He has also encountered trouble for threatening to shoot gay people in a homophobic rant on his Instagram story and has been a wanted man in Florida multiple times for failing to appear in court over a 2017 speeding arrest. In the latter case, he was seen at a Los Angeles Lakers game despite being a wanted man in Florida.
Broner hasn’t appeared in a boxing ring since Jan. 2019, when he was dominated by a 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao. It has been over three years since he has won an official boxing match.
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