Muhammad Ali’s ex tries to cash in on alleged Ali s.ex tapes
A former girlfriend of Muhammad Ali has made a sick bid to cash in on his death by offering for sale tapes she claims show him at sex parties.
Barbara Mensah, who alleges her daughter Kiiursti is the lovechild of the three-time world heavyweight champion, wants a six-figure sum for the footage.
Just two days after The Greatest was buried at a funeral attended by world leaders and celebrities, grasping Barbara told the Sunday People : “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 scheming mum said she is looking for more than Sh 10 million.
Barbara, 70, has already made inquiries to get the old cine film transferred on to CD to make her sordid deal easier to clinch.
She claimed the footage was shot at “gumbo parties” arranged after his fights.
Barbara also claims to have written a “blockbuster” book about her life with Ali which eight publishers are competing for.
Kiiursti, 35, who looks remarkably like the ex-world heavyweight champ, is said to be the result of a 20-year affair Barbara had with Ali in his heyday.
She claims a 1988 paternity test proves Kiiursti is his child, although Ali is not named on her birth certificate.
Barbara was in Louisville, Kentucky, for a Muslim prayer service for Ali on Thursday the day before his funeral attended by over 100,000 mourners.
She stood just yards from Ali’s family, at one point coming within a few feet of Ali’s widow Lonnie, 59, who she blames for cutting her out of his life.
Showing pictures of Ali’s coffin on Facebook, Barbara wrote: “It really, really hurts and only time will ease the pain R.I.P until we meet again.
“I’m so glad I came to say goodbye to my love you were always there for me I never would have miss your home going for the world.”
And taking a swipe at the boxer’s widow, she added: “Yes she tried to keep me from you in life and in death but here I am at the private funeral. RIP my love.”
Ali, 74, who had suffered the nervous wasting disease Parkinson’s for at least 32 years, died nine days ago from sceptic shock after being rushed to hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, with breathing problems.
Barbara claims Lonnie blocked her and her daughter out of Ali’s life after he became too ill from the degenerative disorder to venture out on his own.
She said Ali had regularly visited toddler Kiiursti in Houston until she was five but after that the visits became less frequent.
As well as the family battle rumours have already surfaced Ali’s estate maybe subjected to claims for a share of his Sh 4 billion fortune by people claiming to be his children.
Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the champ’s second wife, has insisted her former husband has several children who remain unknown.
“They’re going to come out of the woodwork like roaches,” she said.
“I had to protect Ali from lots of paternity suits.
“I went through a lot with that man – he had a real dark side.
“Other cheats didn’t have nothing on Muhammad Ali.”