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Oscar De La Hoya Accused Of 2020 Sexual Assault

Oscar De La Hoya Accused Of 2020 Sexual Assault

Serious allegations have arisen against hall of fame fighter turned CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya. This, as an unidentified woman has accused De La Hoya of sexually assaulting her not once, but twice two years ago.

The Los Angeles Times had the story first about the civil case filing Wednesday in Los County Superior Court from an unnamed executive in the Casa Mexico Tequilla company.

From the L.A. times story,

“The woman alleges that during a trip to Mexico in March 2020 to visit the Casa Mexico Tequila distillery, 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,” according to the lawsuit. “She pushed him from the bed and walked him to his room, opened his door, and immediately returned to her own room.”

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. A group of Casa Mexico executives that included De La Hoya and the woman dined at a restaurant, then went to De La Hoya’s house.

“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….

De La Hoya released a statement Wednesday denying the allegations: “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. I am confident my legal team will resolve this matter and prove my innocence.”

The allegations against De La Hoya are one of 10 causes of action presented in the civil suit against Casa Mexico. In addition to sexual assault, she alleges sexual harassment, retaliation, gender discrimination and wrongful termination.

The unidentified woman’s attorney made a statement to the paper, as well,

Sylvia Torres-Guillén of Andrade Gonzalez LLP: “[She] has been severely impacted and has filed a lawsuit to hold [De La Hoya] accountable and those perpetuating toxic masculinity and a hostile work environment where her abuse was not just tolerated, but encouraged and condoned by Casa Mexico’s executives, Michael Gooch and Robert Crossan. As a survivor of this abuse, she wants others to know this behavior is unacceptable — and it doesn’t matter who you are. We will seek justice on her behalf.” 

De La Hoya’s promotion, which includes lightweight star Ryan Garcia and former jr. middleweight world champ Jaime Munguia, is holding a fight card in Indio, CA, on Thursday night headlined by lightweight Joet Gonzalez. It’s not clear whether De La Hoya will be in attendance, much less available for any further comment on the civil accusations. Although, he typically is at all of his promotion’s shows.

The fight card will be streamed worldwide by DAZN starting at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

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