Floyd Mayweather Trying To Claim $20,000 ‘Make It Rain’ Strip Club Money As Tax Writeoff
Ladies and gentlemen, the biggest phony in sports.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a car wreck of a human being. He's a very talented boxer who hits and runs, avoiding contact at all costs. He's been in prison for domestic abuse. He flaunts his cash on social media as if he's solved all of life's problems, when in reality all the money in the world can't fill the gaping chasm in his soul.
Or let's put it another way: about a year ago he was out at Larry Flynt's Hustler Club in Las Vegas, and "made it rain" on the dancers to the tune of $15,000, all in dollar bills. He also spent another $5,000 at the club.
Now he's trying to write off that money on his income taxes.
But two years later, the club's owners have been left stunned after receiving a 1099 IRS document from Mayweather Promotions LLC. The document indicates that the Hustler Club's operating company Las Vegas Entertainment must pay tax on the boxer's partying.
In addition to telling Mayweather to got screw himself, Hustler Club owner Jason Mohney said that the three bricks of dollar bills were all collected by the dancers -- who are independent contractors -- and that none of the money went to the club. Some of the girts took their money home in trash bags.
In addition, Mahoney said that Mayweather and his entourage got in for free and were given 20 bottles of booze, also free:
"I feel insulted, we throw him all this free stuff and he slaps me with a $20,000 tax bill, what the hell is that? Mayweather came to the club with a large group of friends, we gave them everything, comped bottles, comped seating, comped admission, they basically paid for nothing.
"It's very rude and ungracious behavior, it shows the character of the man we're talking about.
This is a guy who is going out and getting $130 million to box and he's penny-pinching and trying to screw the government at the same time."
A Mayweather rep said that the form may have been sent in error. How do you send a 1099 to a strip club in error? That's the biggest line of BS since any argument to vote for Brexit.
In the annals of sports, attempting to write off money you threw at dancers has to be the most detestable move ever. But then I've never liked Mayweather -- I consider him the NIT basketball champion of sports. Making millions as a boxer is a great job if you can get it, especially when you know that if you ever got into a ring with a top heavyweight, he'd crush you like a bug.
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