You may recall over the years seeing radio DJ David “Tattoo” Gonzalez work as a host at various Golden Boy Promotions events — weigh-ins, press conferences, etc.
Tattoo is now suing Oscar De La Hoya for “infliction of emotional distress and unfair, unlawful business practices.”
“In the suit, filed by celebrity attorney Greg Kirakosian, Gonzalez says, “starting in 2015, De La Hoya also began to abuse his position as (Tattoo’s) employer by improperly demanding that Plaintiff perform a wide range of highly personal, improper, and illicit non-work-related duties at De La Hoyas request and on his behalf.”
He continued, “Among various things, on countless occasions over the course of over three years, De La Hoya would contact (Tattoo) at all hours of the night in need of help from various compromising situations and, in most cases, assisting a De La Hoya out of life-threatening situations while he was highly intoxicated and under the influence of various substances.”
De La Hoya, 46, has admitted over the years to a history of substance abuse, including cocaine and alcohol. He last fought in Dec. 2008, and has been a full-time promoter since then with Golden Boy, the company he started in 2002, and he currently serves as Chairman and CEO of the organization.
As with anything like this, we’ll wait and see how De La Hoya and Golden Boy respond and if this goes anywhere or not.