Oscar De La Hoya, a boxing legend, will be sued in 2020 for alleged sexual assaults.

Oscar de La Hoya, the boxing legend, has been accused of sexual assault in a new civil case filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

De La Hoya was accused of sexually assaulting a tequila industry executive during a trip to the Casa Mexico Tequila distillery in Mexico in March 2020, and again when they returned to Los Angeles.

The woman then allegedly ‘pushed him from the bed and walked him to his room, opened his door, and promptly returned to her own room,’ according to the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

After finding De La Hoya was missing from a group that was due to tour the distillery the next morning, the tequila firm executive went to his apartment to rouse him up.

De La Hoya allegedly ‘took [her] into his bed, where he sexually attacked her,’ according to the woman, who wishes to remain unidentified.

After the group arrived in Los Angeles, a number of executives, including De La Hoya, a partner of Casa Mexico Tequila, went out to supper before going to the former boxer’s home.

‘At some time, when alone with [the woman], De La Hoya revealed and retrieved a sexual device from his house’s storage. According to the LA Times, De La Hoya “forcibly placed the sexual object into [her] body” without her consent.

The woman, who was new to the organization, claimed she informed Casa Mexico founder Don Buccio about the second alleged sexual assault, but no action was taken.

While working at Tequila, the executive claimed she was subjected to sexual harassment, gender discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination, according to the lawsuit.

‘[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 only tolerated, but encouraged and condoned by Casa Mexico’s executives, Michael Gooch and Robert Crossan,’ according to the alleged victim’s lawyer, Sylvia Torres-GuillĂ©n.

‘As a survivor of this abuse, she wants others to know that this type of behavior is wrong, regardless of who you are.’ On her behalf, we shall pursue justice.’

‘With the 24-hour news cycle we all find ourselves in, more often than not, vicious and unjust charges are understood as truth without the evidence to support their erroneous assertions,’ De La Hoya has refuted the allegations.

‘I am optimistic that my legal team will be able to conclude this case and demonstrate my innocence.’

De La Hoya claimed last year that he was raped when he was 13 by a lady in her 30s while competing in a boxing match in Hawaii.

He told the Los Angeles Times, “I was raped at 13 by a woman, an older woman.” ‘I lost my virginity when I was thirteen, primarily because I was raped.’

‘I guess I was in Hawaii for a competition.’ She was well into her forties.’

He said, ‘You suppress everything.’

‘You’re living this life, Golden Boy, but wait, that’s still there.

‘I never, ever thought about it, never digested it, never really considered how I felt…’ ‘Until it simply bursts out one day and you don’t know what to do with it.’

De La Hoya was accused of rapping a 15-year-old in a Mexico hotel in June 1996 when he was 25 years old. In 2001, the case was settled out of court.

In November 2017, he allegedly invited a woman, a registered nurse, to his Pasadena, California home and sexually assaulted her.

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