The death and memorial services for boxing great Muhammad Ali brought together many who celebrated his life and accomplishments. Among those in attendance at Ali’s memorial in Louisville, Kentucky was Barbara Mensah. According to Mensah, she was one of the champ’s many girlfriends and she is now trying to cash in on her relationship. She makes the startling claim that she has a sex tape of the champ and that he engaged in frequent encounters. She stated that she had an affair with Ali starting in 1967 when she was a 17-year-old high school student in Houston, Texas. She claims that Ali fathered a daughter with her sometime in the early ’80s. Menasah has stated that a paternity test was done in 1988 but Ali is not named as the father on her daughter’s birth certificate. Mensah, now 70, stated that “Ali always referred to me as his wife with great respect and not as a hidden affair.”
All of that seems to have been thrown away as she claimed that she has video given to her by a late close confidant of Ali. The video footage purportedly shows Ali at post-fight private parties with beautiful women. Mensah is quoted as stating, “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 tapes show them having sex …They used to call them gumbo parties, it was a mix of everything.” One picture on her Facebook timeline shows actor Leon Isaac Kennedy at one such “gumbo party.”
Now Mensah is shopping around the footage and is reportedly asking for a six-figure payout. In addition, she claims to have written a tell-all book about her relationship with Ali. She stated that six publishers are bidding on the book.