Retired boxer-turned-promoter Oscar De La Hoya is being sued by a woman claiming he sexually assaulted and battered her during a drug- and alcohol-ind
Retired boxer-turned-promoter Oscar De La Hoya is being sued by a woman claiming he sexually assaulted and battered her during a drug- and alcohol-induced encounter in 2017, leaving her with physical injuries and in emotional distress.
The woman is seeking unspecified damages from the 46-year-old former Olympic gold medalist and six-division world champion.
Specifically, De La Hoya is accused of inviting the woman, a registered nurse, to his Pasadena, California home in November 2017. It was there, she claims, that De La Hoya became intoxicated after revealing several bottles of liquor and a bag of ‘what appeared to be cocaine’ in his kitchen.
De La Hoya allegedly brought the woman to his bedroom, where she says he told her about his fetish for transgender porn and asked if she wanted to ‘experiment’ sexually. After she turned down several of his requests, Doe claims De La Hoya grew angry and ultimately ‘held her down with one arm while’ sexually assaulting her.
The woman claims she ‘repeatedly said no and demanded that De La Hoya stop.’ In response to her screams, she says, De La Hoya laughed and offered her a shot of alcohol. The woman claims she refused and left his home in ‘extreme pain and shock.’
Retired boxer-turned-promoter Oscar De La Hoya is being sued by a woman claiming he sexually assaulted and battered her during a drug- and alcohol -induced encounter in 2017, leaving her with physical injuries and in emotional distress
‘The acts of De La Hoya, as alleged herein, were extreme, outrageous, and beyond all bounds of decency tolerated in a civilized society,’ read the complaint filed in Los Angeles Super Court. ‘Moreover, De La Hoya’s conduct was malicious, oppressive, highly reprehensible and done with the intent to subject Plaintiff to unjust hardship, and as such warrants the imposition of punitive damages in an amount sufficient to punish De La Hoya and deter all others from engaging in similar conduct.’
A spokesman for De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions did not immediately respond to the Daily Mail’s request for comment.
This is not the first time De La Hoya has been accused of sexual misconduct.
Since retiring in 2009, De La Hoya has remained one of the largest figures in boxing through his promotion company, Golden Boy
He was accused of rape in 1998, but Mexican authorities ultimately declined to file charges and he maintains his innocence.
A 15-year-old complainant previously sued him in San Bernadino, California Superior Court, accusing De La Hoya of raping her in Mexico in 1996. The two parties settled out of court.
Photographs of a cross-dressing De La Hoya surfaced in tabloids in 2007, and although he initially claimed the photographs were fakes, he later admitted to their authenticity.
He has since gone through treatment for alcohol abuse. He has also admitted to using cocaine as recently as early 2018.
Although he retired in 2009, De La Hoya has remained one of the largest figures in boxing through his promotion company, Golden Boy.
De La Hoya currently promotes boxing’s highest-paid fighter in Mexico’s Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
An Olympic gold medalist, De La Hoya went on to win world titles in six weight classes
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