According to Boxing Scene Oscar De La Hoya, 49, is being sued by a woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her on two occasions. The woman is a former executive for Case Mexico Tequila, a company part-owned by De La Hoya.
In her lawsuit the woman claims that the first sexual assault happened when she went to check on De La Hoya at a hotel after he did not turn up for a tour of one of Case Mexico’s distilleries. She said she found De La Hoya’s hotel room unlocked and entered when he didn’t answer the door.
De La Hoya has released a statement denying these claims.
“With the 24-hour news cycle we all find ourselves in, more often than not, malicious and unjust accusations are interpreted as truth without the evidence to support their erroneous claims,” read the statement. “I am confident my legal team will resolve this matter and prove my innocence.”