Last week, Oscar De La Hoya was named in a lawsuit filed by a woman in New York who claimed that the former superstar fighter and current big-time boxing promoter was guilty of battery, false imprisonment and emotional distress regarding a night in March.
Now, De La Hoya's attorney is coming out firing. Judd Burstein has asked for the suit to be dismissed, according to the New York Post:
"This case is a disgrace," Burstein’s court papers say. "Reduced to its essentials it alleges that [de la Hoya] engaged in [wrongful] conduct because, after he and [Cecora] had engaged in consensual sexual intercourse, he unsuccessfully sought to convince her a few hours later to have sex with him again."
... "It is not surprising that she will prostitute the truth in order to try to make a quick buck. She just chose the wrong victim because Oscar is not going to allow his past to become a golden ticket for anyone who wants to make up a story."
Burstein also claims that the woman, Marie Cecora, voluntarily stayed overnight, and voluntarily engaged in sexual activities. He also called Cecora "a prostitute and a grifter," which of course Cecora's attorney took offense to in response:
"We knew a powerful man would attack her character. We didn’t attack his character. Threatening sanctions is a bullying tactic. And, it only makes me more excited for this case."
De La Hoya has made no public statements on the case.