The hard confession of the Boxer Óscar de la Hoya: I was raped at age 13

The Boxer and singer Óscar de la Hoya (48) has confessed that he was a victim of a rape when he was 13 years old. The former world champion, who will return t

The hard confession of the Boxer Óscar de la Hoya: I was raped at age 13

The Boxer and singer Óscar de la Hoya (48) has confessed that he was a victim of a rape when he was 13 years old. The former world champion, who will return to the quadrilateral on September 11, 12 years after the last professional combat of him, has reported in an interview with the newspaper Los Angeles Times the sexual assault of which he was a victim when he was a kid. It occurred in Hawaii, where he was for a competition, and the aggressor was a woman of about 30 years, according to him he has reported him.

"I was raped at age 13 by a woman, an older woman, with 13 I lost the virginity for being raped, basically, she was in Hawaii in a tournament, she was an older woman, about 35," he explained. The rape produced a trauma that he has not yet recovered even though the boxing has helped him deal with the demons of him.

American of Mexican origin, from La Hoya managed to crowned as the boxing discipline champion at the Olympic Games of Barcelona 92, which earned him the nickname of Golden Boy.

"I never processed it, he acted without thinking about what had happened, I never really analyzed how my feelings were ... until one day just everything goes to light and you do not know how to deal with that," he has counted in the newspaper.

After crowded Olympic comocampeon, he was recognized as one of the most emblematic pugilists in history, but his life outside the Ring has also copied many holders for his polemic romances (including Paris Hilton), his uncompresented facet of singer, his audience contempt Floyd Mayweather and some sexual scandals.

In 1998, when he was 25 years old, he was accused of having violated a young woman from 15 in June 1996, at a hotel in Mexico. The case was resolved extrajudially in 2001. Another woman accused him in 2019 of an attempt of rape at the house of her from Pasadena, California. A year earlier the English press published that he was being a victim of a millionaire extortion because of a sexual video. The chants asked for two million dollars so that the video would not be made public.

Father of six children, it also has a past of drug addictions and alcohol, fruit, says, of the trauma suffered, until he realized that "he was going to throw his life in the trash ... drowning you in alcohol, Trying to forget or trying to connect ... it was very traumatic, "he adds. He says he stopped drinking last year and that he found peace after taking hallucinogenic fungi with a shaman.

Updated Date: 05 September 2021, 11:55

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