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ESPN: Boxer Adrien Broner jailed for contempt of court

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Posted at 4:34 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 16:34:19-05

Boxer Adrien Broner spent Monday in jail on contempt of court charges connected to an alleged 2018 assault, ESPN reported Wednesday afternoon.

Broner, a Cincinnati native and former world boxing champion, was accused in June 2019 of sexually assaulting a woman at a Cleveland night club the year before. The plaintiff said Broner had pulled her onto a couch, kissed her against her will and resisted her attempts to push him away.

Broner later failed to appear in court and disobeyed Judge Nancy Margaret Russo’s order that he pay $783,752.54 in damages and court costs, ESPN reported.

On Oct. 5, he testified that he had not paid the fine because he only had $13.65 in cash. Shortly afterward, Cleveland.com reported that Broner had posted a video showing himself with large stacks of money.

Russo found him in contempt of court Monday and ordered him jailed “until he purges himself of the contempt” and provides accurate financial information to the alleged victim’s attorneys.