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Oscar De La Hoya Sex Lawsuit: Golden Boy's Attorneys Fires Back, Call Claim a "Disgrace"

Oscar De La Hoya, seen here yesterday with Amir Khan, is fighting back on a lawsuit in New York. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Oscar De La Hoya, seen here yesterday with Amir Khan, is fighting back on a lawsuit in New York. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

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.

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