Oscar De La Hoya: Former boxer faces sexual assault claims

De La Hoya's spokesman denied the allegations in a statement released to ESPN on Tuesday.

During an alleged encounter which took place in November 2017 at a house in Pasadena, De La Hoya was intoxicated and sexual assaulted the plaintiff, who claims to have been in an ongoing relationship with the boxer. After inviting the woman to his bedroom, De La Hoya then allegedly asked if the woman would engage in sexual "experimentation" before forcing an act on her despite repeatedly having been denied.

De La Hoya, 46, is an Olympic Hall of Famer who won multiple boxing gold medals throughout his career.

The complaint has been made to a civil court and the unnamed woman is seeking damages from De La Hoya. She eventually collected herself and left "in extreme shock and pain". She said in the lawsuit she sought medical treatment after the assault and was prescribed medication and was later diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya is being sued for an alleged sexual assault & battery incident. "As a result of said distress, Plaintiff has suffered and continues to suffer constant and daily symptoms of depression, anxiety, and related symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder".

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"Oscar is a very successful businessman, running one of the country's leading sports and entertainment companies (and) thus a prime target".

It is unclear if she filed a report with police.

Gonzalez, who quit working for De La Hoya's promotional company past year, claims his situation grew worse when he informed Golden Boy Promotions that he wouldn't be able to work an event due to serious injuries he suffered in an accident. Both lawsuits were filed by attorney Greg Krakosian, whom Golden Boy accuses in its statement of "looking to make a name for himself".

The other lawsuit the statement referred to was brought by Kirakosian on behalf of former Golden Boy Promotions employee David "Tattoo" Gonzalez, who served as an in-arena host at Golden Boy events. De La Hoya also held a number of boxing titles between 1992 and 2009.

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