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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 – about £70,000.
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.
She said: “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.
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. R.I.P. my love.”
Earlier Barbara had posted a picture of blonde girl in lingerie posing with two men in pyjamas and claimed it was taken at a gumbo party.
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.
By the age of 13 all contact had stopped and the only other time they saw him was at an autograph signing in Dallas.