A woman who filed a civil suit against the Casa Mexico Tequila company said former boxer Oscar De La Hoya sexually assaulted her twice.
According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, “De La Hoya is accused of two instances of sexual assault in a civil suit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court by a tequila company executive.”
The report states De La Hoya banged on her hotel room door “with his pants dropped down to his ankles, then pushed his way into the room, and got into her bed.” She added she pushed the boxer from the bed and walked him to his room. Once she opened the door and he went inside, she allegedly immediately returned to her own room.
Here’s more from the L.A. Times:
“The next morning De La Hoya wasn’t present when the Casa Mexico group assembled to tour the distillery, and the woman went to his room to wake him. She alleges in the lawsuit that De La Hoya “pulled [her] into his bed, where he sexually assaulted her.”
De La Hoya, who is a partner in the company, assaulted her again when the group returned to Los Angeles, the woman alleges…
“At some point, when De La Hoya was alone with [the woman], he revealed and retrieved a sexual object from a stored collection in his house. Without [her] consent, De La Hoya forcibly inserted the sexual object into [her] body,” the lawsuit states.”
The woman said no actions were taken after she reported the second assault to company founder Don Buccio.
In his own statement to the Times, De La Hoya said he is “confident my legal team will resolve this matter and prove my innocence” in the case. “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,” the former boxer said.
De La Hoya reached an out-of-court settlement after a woman filed a civil lawsuit in 1998 and said he raped and imprisoned her more than two years earlier in Mexico.
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