Boxing Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya has been accused of sexual assault by an unidentified woman who filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court, according to ESPN.
De La Hoya denied the allegations on Tuesday in a statement from a spokesperson.
"A frivolous lawsuit was filed recently alleging that Oscar De La Hoya sexually assaulted 'Jane Doe,' which is completely false," the statement said. "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"
Attorney Greg Kirakosian submitted the papers on behalf of the woman on Oct. 17. In the lawsuit, the woman said she engaged in a consensual sexual relationship with De La Hoya after meeting him in 2016. She claimed he sexually assaulted her on or around the night of Nov. 12, 2017, when she denied his request for a "specific kind of sex act," according to ESPN.
In the lawsuit, the woman said she "screamed in pain" during the alleged assault and eventually escaped De La Hoya and left his home. She said she went to an urgent care facility after she "felt extreme swelling and pain" and was prescribed medication. According to the lawsuit, she was also diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
The woman is reportedly seeking damages for alleged sexual assault, sexual battery, gender violence, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
De La Hoya, 46, retired from boxing in 2009 and is currently the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.