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Golden Boy releases statement on Oscar De La Hoya sexual assault lawsuit

The company says the suit is frivolous.

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Oscar De La Hoya’s name has been in the news lately, and not for anything he or his company, Golden Boy Promotions, would like.

First, De La Hoya was sued by radio DJ David “Tattoo” Gonzalez, a former events host for Golden Boy who made various claims regarding “infliction of emotional distress and unfair, unlawful business practices,” and just yesterday it was reported that he was also being sued for sexual assault.

Here’s the short statement from the company:

A frivolous lawsuit was filed recently alleging that Oscar De La Hoya sexually assaulted ‘Jane Doe,’ which is completely false. Oscar is a very successful businessman, running one of the country’s leading sports and entertainment companies — thus a prime target. It is worth noting that both recent lawsuits have been filed by the same attorney who is looking to make a name for himself. We vehemently deny these allegations and look forward to vigorously defending Oscar’s good name and reputation.

Worth noting that the company didn’t respond publicly to the suit by Tattoo specifically, but for this latest lawsuit, they really had no choice. It’s a vile accusation against De La Hoya, to say the very least.