Manny Pacquiao and his fight promoters have been hit with a class action lawsuit by people who claim he screwed fans, Pay-per-view buyers and gamblers out of serious money by not disclosing his shoulder injury before the Mayweather fight.
According TMZ Sports They has obtained the lawsuit filed (View the lawsuit file) in federal court in Nevada … in which Stephane Vanel and Kami Rahbaran are suing on behalf of a class that feel cheated.
In the suit, Vanel and Rahbaran claim they are fighting “on behalf of all persons who purchased tickets; purchased the pay-per-view event; or who wagered money on the event.”
The plaintiffs are suing Pacquiao, Bob Arum, Top Rank Boxing and others for consumer fraud and they’re demanding at least $5 MILLION in damages.
The suit references the defendants’ failure to disclose Pacquiao’s shoulder injury before the fight, when Pacquiao completed a pre-fight questionnaire May 1.
Upon information and belief Pacquiao and other(s) assisting him checked ‘No’ on the NAC (Nevada Athletic Commission) questionnaire, which asked if he had a shoulder injury,” the suit reads.
The suit went on to say that the “class” did not know that Pacquiao had been seriously injured prior to the event and that the defendants “made misrepresentations in documents to the Nevada Athletic Commission that Defendant Pacquiao was not injured.”
The plaintiffs and members of the class “suffered harm as a result of defendants’ unlawful and fraudulent conduct.”