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-times 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 $100,000 .
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.
“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.”
Gumbo is a traditional Louisiana stew.
Barbara claims the tapes were entrusted to her by one of Ali’s closest confidants.
Speaking about her relationship with the legendary boxer, she said:
“Ali always referred to me as his wife with great respect and not as a hidden affair.”
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.