*A woman who once dated Muhammad Ali is reportedly offering to sell video footage she claims shows him in action at sex parties back in the day.
Barbara Mensah, who also says Ali is the biological father of her daughter Kiiursti, is seeking more than $100,000 for the videotapes she claims were 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,” she told the Daily Mirror’s Sunday People. “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.”
Barbara claims the tapes were entrusted to her by one of Ali’s closest confidants. “No one has anything like this. I’d like to get as much as I can for it,” she told the paper.
Barbara says she was a teenager when Ali, newly crowned world champion, met her on a visit to Houston. In April of that year, he refused to be conscripted into the Army for the war in Vietnam. Life magazine did a special edition on his defiance and published a photo of him with Barbara.
Describing her relationship with The Champ, Barbara said: “Ali always referred to me as his wife with great respect and not as a hidden affair.”
Her daughter Kiiursti, 35, is said to be the result of a 20-year affair Barbara had with Ali. She claims a 1988 paternity test proves Kiiursti is his child, although Ali is not named on her birth certificate.
She said Ali visited Kiiursti in Houston regularly until she was five, but his presence dwindled the following years. By age 13 all contact had stopped and the only other time they saw him was at an autograph signing in Dallas.
Barbara reportedly attended the Muslim prayer service for Ali Thursday in Louisville, Kentucky, claiming she came 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: “Yes she tried to keep me from you in life and in death but here I am at the private funeral. R.I.P. my love.”
The four-times-married boxer officially had nine children and Kiiursti claims she has met Laila Ali, 38, and Ali’s only biological son Muhammad Ali Jr. who was estranged from his father for more than two years before his death and also blames widow Lonnie for cutting him out.
Kiiursti has denied to Ali’s relatives that she and her mother want Ali’s fortune.
Barbara, now 70, is currently looking to get the cine film of his alleged sexual escapades transferred to digital.
She also claims to have written a “blockbuster” book about her life with Ali, and that it’s in the midst of a bidding war between eight publishers.