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Evander Holyfield

Assistant Sued

Over Botched Auction

11/10/2012 12:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1110_evander_holyfield_article_tmzEvander Holyfield's assistant is on the receiving end of an upper cut of a lawsuit by Julien's Auctions ... claiming she royally screwed them over on a planned auction of Evander's most famous memorabilia. 

According to a lawsuit filed on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Julien's entered into a deal with Holyfield back in July to sell off some of his boxing memorabilia in order to combat his financial woes.

Julien's claims his assistant, Toi Irvin, was part of the deal as well. According to Julien's, Irvin's role was to secure the memorabilia, obtain Holyfield's permission for each piece (remember that part, it's going to be important later), and assist with confirming the history behind each item. Julien's claims Irvin was given a consulting fee for her services. 

But things went horribly wrong. Holyfield filed a lawsuit against Julien's earlier this month to block the auction, claiming he never gave permission to sell a majority of the items -- such as championship belts, an Olympic bronze medal and gloves he wore to fight Mike Tyson.

In their lawsuit, Julien's places the blame squarely on Irvin ... saying she botched the deal and "utterly and totally failed in her obligations." 

Julien's claims they have laid out more than $500,000 in expenses to prepare for the auction as well as $20,000 to Irvin as an advance on her fee. 

Julien's is seeking damages as yet to be determined, as well interest and court costs.

FUN FACT -- In addition to being his assistant, Irvin is also the mother of Evander's son Evan ... and once sued him for back child support.

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Truth    

JUDGEMENT TO JULIEN'S. POINT BLANK PERIOD... BABY MAMA WAS TRYIN TO SCORE PAPER BEHIND HOLYFIELD'S BANKRUPT ASS. THOT JULIEN'S WOULD GO AFTER HOLYFIELD INSTEAD THE BITCH FAILED TO REALIZE SHE'S ACTING AS THE AGENT, POCKETED CASH, AND TRIED TO SKIP TOWN. #WINNER #TRUTH!!

610 days ago
2.

Nostradamus    

They should auction the bit of ear Tyson bit off.

610 days ago
3.

BillyBurke    

Don't mess with the Auctioneer.

610 days ago
4.

myopinion    

WOW...Everyone is suing!

610 days ago
5.

Phishie from Philly    

For some reason Evander looks extremely intelligent?
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Phishie from Philly

610 days ago
6.

jenny ruby    

i have no idea what auction your refering to.
my guess the ones with mj's stuff
i dont know if they were real

610 days ago
7.

Carl    

Do you really need to tell us to remember that fact for later when you come back to it three sentences later? This wasn't a novel you were writing.

610 days ago
8.

Spicy mag    

Why does it cost $500,000 to prepare for an auction? Give me a break.

610 days ago
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lbs    

EvanderHollyfield YOU IDIOT!!! Milking you for every penny over child support & you think she cares about your best interests...to many punches, ehh?

610 days ago
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joe gillis    

Evander Holyfield is being considered by disney for a role in the next episode of planet of the apes going into production 2013

610 days ago
11.

musicfan111    

Don't EVER trust Julians Auctions..The owner Darren Julian is know to lie and mislead.. There are better and honest action companies in southern California such as "Profiles in History"

221 days ago

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