Oscar De La Hoya Sued for Alleged Sexual Assault, Battery of Woman in His Pasadena Home

Published : Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 5:21 AM

Oscar De La Hoya. File photo

Boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya has been sued by a woman who claims he sexually assaulted and battered her during a drug- and alcohol-induced encounter in his Pasadena home in 2017.

The woman, who in court documents said she is a vocational nurse, is seeking unspecified damages from the 46-year-old former Olympic gold medalist and six-division world champion.

She alleged De La Hoya invited her to his home in Pasadena in November 2017, where she claims De La Hoya became intoxicated. She claimed the veteran boxer showed her several bottles of liquor and a bag of “what appeared to be cocaine” in his kitchen.

The woman alleged De La Hoya then invited her to the bedroom, where he reportedly asked her if she was down to “experiment” sexually.

In a graphic description of the events, the woman alleged De La Hoya became frustrated when she declined several unusual requests.

At some point during the encounter, she alleged De La Hoya “held her down with one arm,” the complaint said, and she repeatedly said “no” and demanded that De La Hoya stop.

“However, De La Hoya overpowered her,” the complaint said.

She said she screamed in pain and yelled at De La Hoya, who allegedly just laughed and offered her alcohol. She said she refused the alcohol and left in anger.

After the incident, she claims she felt “extreme swelling and pain for which she was prescribed medication at urgent care” and “sought treatment with a Doctor of Psychology and Certified Sex Therapist who diagnosed Plaintiff with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder arising from the sexual battery by De La Hoya,” according to the court filing.

In her suit, filed by attorney Greg Kirakosian, the woman is demanding unspecified damages for sexual assault, sexual battery, gender violence, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

There has been no known response from Dela Hoya’s camp.

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