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Oscar De La Hoya has generated more money than...Oscar De La Hoya has generated more money than any other boxer in the history of boxing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


May 25, 2013

(CN) - An appellate court dismissed a former Playboy model's allegations that boxer Oscar de la Hoya trapped her in a Ritz Carlton hotel room and forced her to perform "disgusting" sexual acts.

 Cecora said she and De La Hoya, the former "Golden Boy" of boxing, had sex in the luxury hotel room, then he put on her underwear and ordered $300 dollars worth of cocaine and marijuana to be delivered to the room, Reuters reported .

     He then began asking Cecora to perform "disgusting" sexual acts, according to the complaint.
     "Oscar came off as a nice genuine person when I met him," Cecora said outside the courthouse in 2012, CBS reported . "As the night proceeded, he started to get a little bit out of control. Things took a wild turn that they shouldn't have, that I didn't sign up for. Oscar took advantage of me in every way possible."
     But the superior court dismissed Cecora's case, and the New York Appellate Division affirmed the decision Tuesday
     Cecora's claim that she was placed in "imminent apprehension of harmful contact by defendant's sexual advances was contradicted by the allegations of the complaint," the court said.
     In addition, "plaintiff did not allege that defendant intended to confine her and there is nothing in the complaint suggesting that defendant did anything to lead her to believe that she could not leave. Nor did plaintiff allege conduct that approaches the level of outrageousness or extremity necessary to support a claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress or a causal connection between the alleged conduct and plaintiff's claimed distress," the court ruled.
     The court also affirmed an order sanctioning plaintiff and her attorney for conduct "undertaken primarily to harass or maliciously injury defendant."