A woman who claims that she is the former girlfriend of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, Barbara Mensah, has made a sick attempt to cash in on the star’s death earlier this month by offering the sale of tapes that she alleges show the star at sex parties.
She wants a six-figure sum for the footage.
Barbara also claims that her daughter Kiiursti is the lovechild of Muhammad, and has spoken to The Mirror just two days after Muhammad was laid to rest at his funeral.
Speaking to the paper, she said: “I know the value of the footage. No one has anything like this. I’d like to get as much as I can for it.”
The 70-year-old is also attempting to get the film transferred onto a CD to make it easier to sell, admitting that she’s looking for around $100,000 to make the sale.
Speaking about the contents of the footage, Barbara claims they were taken after fights at “Gumbo parties”, explaining: “There would be Ali and a few of his guys and then about a dozen or more girls.
“All of them were stunning. Muhammad couldn’t keep away from a pretty girl whether he was married or not. The tape shows them having sex; they used to call them gumbo parties – it was a mix of everything.”
Barbara, who claims that her 35-year-old daughter is a result of a 20-year affair with the sporting legend, attended Muhammad’s private memorial service on Thursday, the day before his public funeral, and stood just feet from Muhammad’s widow Lonnie, who she blames for cutting him out of her life.
She claims that Lonnie stopped her and her daughter from seeing the star when he became too ill with Parkinson’s disease to make the journeys on his own, insisting that he regularly visited Kiiursti until she was about five years old.
Barbara also says that she has written a book about her life with the star and no less than eight publishers are fighting for the rights to it.