New York, April 6 (ANI): Former boxing champ Oscar De La Hoya has won a legal fight with the alleged hooker who accused him in a 5 million dollars lawsuit of taking advantage of her during a drug-fuelled sex romp.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Paul Wooten dismissed Angelica Cecora's suit and ordered her to pay a 500 dollars fine and the boxer's legal fees.
Cecora had charged that De La Hoya grabbed her roughly and intimidated her during an hours-long sex session that included him dressing up in her lingerie and having extreme sex acts performed on him by Cecora and another woman.
Wooten found the case was "completely without merit in the law," and said the suit was fashioned simply to "harass or maliciously injure" the troubled fighter, the New York Post reported.
He noted that Cecora, 25, had a press conference before the first hearing in the case in January.
Cecora's suit said the freak fest with the perv pugilist took place on March 15 of last year, after Cecora was invited to dinner with De La Hoya at the Ritz-Carlton.
They then went up to his suite in the Central Park South hotel, where De La Hoya "put on plaintiff's underwear and walked around the hotel room," and "ordered drugs and drug paraphernalia to be delivered to his room."
After De La Hoya used the drugs, he asked Cecora to perform an astounding sex act on him, the suit says. She complied - but those were still just the early rounds for De La Hoya, the suit says.
He asked her to call a friend who could bring sex toys, so Cecora rang up her roommate, the suit says.
The roommate then went to work on the champ as well, and the women conked out at 2:30 a.m., the suit says.
De La Hoya was still standing, though - and an hour later he tried rousing Cecora four times to try to get her to have sex with him again, even though she'd repeatedly said no.
Cecora "was afraid to leave the hotel room because she feared that the defendant would attempt to have sex with her again against her will," the suit says.
De La Hoya's lawyer contended her "fears" were ridiculous, because his client's "touching of plaintiff, a prostitute, in the context of a night of sexual activity, cannot be deemed offensive."
The judge agreed, finding that even if her account is true, De La Hoya "never threatened her with force."
He said he was slapping them with the fine and the legal fees because "frivolous and baseless [allegations] will not be tolerated by this court."
He fined both Cecora and her lawyer, Tony Evans, 500 dollars each and ordered Cecora to pay De La Hoya's legal fees.
However, Evans said they had not yet begun to fight.
"We are going to appeal this. This is just an early round, and one that will not determine the ultimate outcome of the fight," he said.
"When you go up against powerful people, you expect powerful institutions to side with them.
"We believe Miss Cecora's claims, we believe she is telling the truth. She is entitled to her day in court in front of a jury and we are going to work to see that she gets it," he added.
He also chided the judge for noting that she's an alleged hooker.
"Using language that refers to her as a prostitute in the judgement was very unfortunate. That reinforces every stereotype every young woman faces when making an allegation against a powerful man," Evans said. (ANI)
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