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Model tells of drug-fuelled sex romp with De la Hoya

By Reuters | Jan 27, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 16 ]

A Playboy model says she feared she would die while trapped in a luxury hotel room with former boxing champ Oscar De La Hoya during a night of drugs and kinky sex.

Angelica Cecora, 25, in a lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, accused the former Olympic gold medallist and world champion of multiple weight divisions of dressing in women's underwear while trying to force her to engage in "disgusting" sexual acts in March 2011.

Cecora spoke to reporters outside a court hearing during which De La Hoya's lawyers asked to dismiss the lawsuit, which seeks $5 million for emotional distress, false imprisonment, assault and battery.

"Once 12 o'clock hit that night, he just started doing more and more drugs and wanted me to do more and more things," she said.

De La Hoya, 38, the so-called "Golden Boy" who for years was the biggest name in boxing, did not appear in court but after the hearing his attorney Judd Burstein said the encounter was consensual and he's confident the court will dismiss the lawsuit.

"These allegations are offensive and frivolous," he said, declining to elaborate.

The complaint says Cecora and De La Hoya had sex and shortly afterward the boxing champ put on her underwear and walked around the room at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York City. De La Hoya then picked up a phone and ordered around $300 worth of cocaine and marijuana to be delivered to his room, the complaint said.

The intercourse was consensual but De La Hoya's increasingly strange behaviour and sexual requests afterward were against her will, Cecora said.

She feared for her life, afraid to run away, when "things took a wild turn that I didn't sign up for".

De La Hoya met Cecora in March of last year and invited her to meet for dinner at his hotel. After a long conversation, he invited her up to his room, according to the lawsuit.

Cecora, whose lawyer said she has modelled for magazines including Playboy and Maxim, said she accepted the offer to his room but was unaware he was married at the time.

Attorney Tony Evans said De La Hoya used his fame to manipulate her, promising to use her as a ringside girl in his boxing promotion ventures.

"It's the old Hollywood show business story," he said. "Find a girl who wants to be a model and say 'Oh you can come work for me.'"

De La Hoya was 39-6 in his professional boxing career, winning world boxing titles in several weight classes before retiring in 2008.

De La Hoya has gone through drug rehabilitation since the incident and is turning his life around, his attorney said.

"His life was spiraling out of control," Burstein said. "He's a changed person now."

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sowetan, who is De La Hoya and what is the significance of this article to us SAns for you to think it was worth publishing? I think your reporters brains are still on holiday, cause you can't justify the garbage disguised as n#ws they are churning, sies man, do you have no self respect or that journalism pride left in you people? *PUKES*

Jan 27, 2012 1:52 | 0 replies

This woman is a useless opportunist!!!

Jan 30, 2012 8:20 | 0 replies

@Somaartakeit .... u have issues ... u need help.

Jan 28, 2012 8:16 | 0 replies

What the hell has this got to do with Azanians???

Let the europeans do what they like to themselfs personally i could not give a toss!

Jan 27, 2012 7:39 | 0 replies

Endibonayo ukuba lo mfana wakwa De la Hoya umkhonto wakhe ubusowugcwele umhlwa kangangokuba uthe xa ewuhlamba waba ngqwabalala.

Jan 27, 2012 6:9 | 0 replies

@Tabza325is
Everyone stands to make a fortune when a rapper is arrested; the state, media, lawyers...it's a win win. Except for the rapper ofcourse.

Jan 27, 2012 3:36 | 0 replies

Wow pick up the phone and ordered cocain with Zolo to be delivered at thier room and nothing happened if he was a rapper he would have been arrested on the spot as the US Feds always have their eyes on rapper, actors and other hollywood personel can smoke coce all day and nothing is done to them.

Jan 27, 2012 3:13 | 0 replies

De La Hoya is the man...he orders cocaine via hotel telephone...bullcrap maan

Jan 27, 2012 3:10 | 0 replies

Tjo! $5 million!
Now that is one high priced hooker.

Jan 27, 2012 2:52 | 0 replies

The complaint says Cecora and De La Hoya had sex and shortly afterward the boxing champ put on her underwear and walked around the room at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York City.
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o sele neh? bra le g-string tsa basadi. o a sicka man. what would your mother say mara? im sure you cry like a woman ge o utlwa monate. perv.

Jan 27, 2012 2:51 | 0 replies

This girls va penga. They agreed but now she claims he forced her to have sex with him? For sure it was nice modeller>>>

Jan 27, 2012 2:49 | 0 replies