September 28, 2022

Sexual assault allegations against George Foreman: The former boxing champion accused of sexual assault by the daughters of his ex-partners

Sexual assault allegations against George Foreman: The former boxing champion accused of sexual assault by the daughters of his ex-partners

One of the women is described as the daughter of a counselor and manager Foreman, while the second is described as the daughter of a boxer who trained with him, according to the documents.

They are seeking a jury trial and damages against Foreman and anyone who may also be responsible for the alleged violations. The documents say these additional parties can be added to the lawsuit as more information becomes available in the case

In a statement on Wednesday, Foreman denied the allegations.

“For the past six months, two women have been trying to extort millions of dollars from me and my family. They are falsely claiming that I sexually abused them over 45 years ago in the 1970s. I vehemently deny the allegations,” he said.

“The pride I hold in my reputation means to me the measure of my sporting achievements, and I will not be afraid of baseless threats and lies. I am, and always will be, guided by my faith and trust in God. I will work with my attorney to fully and honestly expose the scheme of the accused and defend myself in court. I I don’t fight, but I don’t run from them either.”

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, does not name Foreman, but does provide identifying details, including that the alleged assailant is a “former heavyweight boxer turned pro in 1969” who was inducted into both the World Boxing Hall of Fame. . of Fame and the International Boxing Hall of Fame.” The suits also say that the defendant became a world heavyweight champion in 1973 and eventually lost the title to Muhammad Ali in 1974.

One of the alleged victims, who is referred to in the lawsuit as Denise S., says the boxer arranged her for her “at a young age” and accuses Foreman of sexual acts with Denise S. when she was a minor, according to the lawsuit. .

The second alleged victim, referred to as Gwen H., claims that when she was between 15 and 16, Foreman molested and sexually abused her after he “threatened her that if she didn’t comply, her father would lose his job.”

CNN has reached out to a lawyer for both women.

Foreman, champion boxer and Olympic gold medalist, He defended the coveted world heavyweight title twice before losing it to Muhammad Ali in 1974 Hustle in the woods.He took a long hiatus from competing at the end of the 1970s before reviving his career to become the world heavyweight champion again, before finally retiring in 1997.

CNN’s Sonia Moggi contributed to this report.