Monday, September 5, 2011

GOLDEN BOY ADMITS FISHNET PHOTOS ARE REAL

 

Now that he is coming clean about his addiction to alcohol and cocaine, former world boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya is also fessing up that he did, in fact, pose for a series of photos in fishnet stockings and assorted female undergarments.
  In a new tell-all interview with Univision,  De La Hoya, 38, admitted that the photos, which were taken about four years ago, were authentic and that he did not want to continue lying about the matter. “Let me tell you, yes, it was me,” said De La Hoya, speaking in Spanish. “I’m tired of lying, lying to people, lying to myself.”
  De La Hoya’s revelation comes three years after he used business associates, a cadre of high-powered lawyers, and the influential PR firm Sitrick and Company to threaten, smear, and bludgeon 23-year-old stripper Milana Dravnel, with whom he posed in some of the images.
 When her eight-month affair with the married De La Hoya ended in late-2007, Dravnel sought to sell the photos, which were taken in a Philadelphia hotel suite. That effort was met by a ferocious legal counterattack led by legendary L.A. attorney Bert Fields and his New York counterpart Judd Burstein.
  De La Hoya’s lawyers even retained a purported photo expert who concluded, according to an e-mail obtained by The Smoking Gun website, that, “I would say that the most likely scenario was that Mr. De La Hoya's head (from various pictures) was composited onto the body of another male who was wearing the fishnet body stocking (and the wig).”
De La Hoya also dismissed the pictures as Photoshopped fakes.
At one point, Dravnel became so intimidated by the De La Hoya assault she told a reporter that she could not “personally verify the authenticity of the images of Oscar De La Hoya.” Dravnel backtracked, she explained in a subsequent court filing, because the Golden Boy and his cohorts intimidated and threatened her “through various means” to tell the media that she could not vouch for the photos.
 The lie was extracted from her, Dravnel added, even though De La Hoya knew the photos were real.
  In June 2008, Dravnel settled a federal lawsuit she had brought against De La Hoya, though details of that deal were not filed with the court. Additionally, a source told The Smoking Gun the parties signed confidentiality agreements barring them from discussing settlement terms.
  Dravnel (above) now 26, works as a yoga instructor and recently operated her own studio in Brooklyn's Bensonhurst neighborhood.


1 comment:

  1. Ha de ha ha...I don't know why he ever denied it, I think he pulls it off pretty well....even better with the long hair. Every man should try it :-)

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