Boxing champ Billy Joe Saunders seen offering addict '£150 of crack' to perform sex act and assault pedestrian
Viral video shows WBO Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders in his £250,000 Rolls Royce as he taunts woman and encourages her to assault a passerby in Nottinghamshire
British professional boxer and WBO Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders has landed in hot water after a video surfaced showing him offering a woman '£150 of crack' in exchange for a sex act on his friend.
The video, which has now gone viral, shows Saunders in his £250,000 Rolls Royce as he taunts the woman who is leaning on his car on the passenger's side and encourages her to assault a random passerby who he calls a "pedophile."
The woman, who remains unidentified, is supposedly a 37-year-old drug addict from the Nottinghamshire area. According to the Daily Mail, the Nottinghamshire Police have been notified of the incident and will soon be launching an investigation.
As the video begins, Saunders and two other people in the car can be heard ridiculing the woman. "Before I give you this crack, right, if anything happens to you, you're not going to say, 'Oh police... Police?' Saunders can be heard saying.
"Right, listen. Let me tell you one thing. Before I give you this crack — I'm going to give it to you — are you going to tell anyone I've given it to you?" The woman says she won't and swears on her "granddad's grave".
The conversation then shifts to Saunders repeatedly asking her how badly she wants the crack, promising her he would give her "£150 worth" if she sang for him and his companions.
But he then abruptly changes the conversation once again and takes a more sinister tone. "If I was to give you £150 worth, would you t*** him off at the side there?" he asks. The woman says she will, but only if he gives her the drugs first.
There's a little back and forth between the two before Saunders' attention switches to a random pedestrian.
He says, "I know him, he's a p****, he's a pedophile, punch him in the face and I'm going to give you £150-worth. Punch him in the face. Go on. I'm going to give it to you right now. Punch him, he's a pedophile."
The woman then goes up to the passerby and tells him, "I've heard you're a pedophile, mate" and slaps him.
Saunders then tells her that the man is not a pedophile and the woman profusely apologizes to the pedestrian. The boxer's companion can be heard asking him to "Drive off! Drive off!" before Saunders speeds away as everyone in the car laughs hysterically.
Following the release of the video and the subsequent fallout, Saunders took to Twitter to apologize for the "banter." He wrote, "Apologies [sic] to everybody who took offense. Totally in the wrong. Can’t do anything but be sorry. 'Banter when wrong'. Apologies once again."
In a statement to the Daily Mail, a Nottinghamshire police said, "Officers will be looking to identify and speak to all of those who feature in this sickening video. A full investigation will be carried out into the number of offences that have been captured on film, including the offer to supply Class A drugs, aiding and abetting an assault, assault and public order offences."
"Incidents of this nature will not be tolerated in Nottinghamshire and we would urge anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has any further information about those responsible, to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police, quoting incident 887 of 17 September."
Watch the video of Saunders below.