I guess at some point, you have to put things behind you.
If you follow boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather, you know he he served two months in jail for assaulting his ex-girlfriend and childrens’ mother, Josie Harris, in 2010 (he plead guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence). Josie said Floyd hit her a few times and threatened to kill her all while their kids were present.
Somehow, TMZ spoke to Josie earlier this week and she has decided to let bygones be bygones. She told them:
S**t happens. I’m not mad at him at all … I love Floyd to death. Floyd loves his kids and is a great father. He would never do anything like that again … I’m sorry the situation happened … now we will just progress and start over and move forward together.”
Now before we go reading her for this profession of forgiveness, we have to keep in mind that they have three children together and it is important that parents try to be as cordial as possible so they’re able to effectively raise their children. In that respect, I get it; you have to work to get to a good place so that your children won’t suffer. I know they haven’t been on the best terms in recent months so it couldn’t have been easy for her to say and believe her own statement.
That said, I’m not sure how she got to the “s**t happens” part or how she figures he’ll never do anything like that again. Abuse doesn’t “just happen” and the first time it happens does not tend to be the last. Of course, they aren’t together anymore so it just may not happen to her but she should probably be careful when saying he would NEVER do something like that again. I’m sure she didn’t expect him to hit her when he did either. I can’t understand why she’s sorry it happened; has he said he’s sorry for this too?
The profession of love and just the entire statement seems…weird. If you read too deep into it – and who doesn’t – it almost sounds like she was paid to say that or will be paid for speaking so highly of him. Whatever it is, I’m sure their children are just glad they’re getting along.
What do you think? Can you just “get back to love” after an assault at the hands of your significant other happens?