Four years ago, X17 Online bought photos of a then-married Oscar De La Hoya in drag prompting him to launch a massive intimidation campaign against his stripper mistress, the source of the photos. He even hired an image expert who claimed in legal documents that the images were fakes. But in a new interview with Univision, a now clean and sober Oscar has finally admitted the photos were him, according to The Smoking Gun:
“Let me tell you, yes, it was me,” said De La Hoya, speaking in Spanish. “I’m tired of lying, lying to people, lying to myself.”
De La Hoya’s revelation comes three years after he used business associates, a cadre of high-powered lawyers, and the influential PR firm Sitrick and Company to threaten, smear, and bludgeon 23-year-old stripper Milana Dravnel, with whom he posed in some of the images.
When her eight-month affair with the married De La Hoya ended in late-2007, Dravnel sought to sell the photos, which were taken in a Philadelphia hotel suite where the couple trysted. That effort was met by a ferocious legal counterattack led by legendary L.A. attorney Bert Fields and his New York counterpart Judd Burstein.
De La Hoya’s lawyers even retained a purported photo expert who concluded, according to an e-mail obtained by TSG, that, “I would say that the most likely scenario was that Mr. De La Hoya’s head (from various pictures) was composited onto the body of another male who was wearing the fishnet body stocking (and the wig).”
… For his part, De La Hoya also dismissed the pictures as Photoshopped fakes.
At one point, Dravnel became so intimidated by the De La Hoya assault she told a reporter that she could not “personally verify the authenticity of the images of Oscar De La Hoya.” Dravnel backtracked, she explained in a subsequent court filing, because the Golden Boy and his cohorts intimidated and threatened her “through various means” to tell the media that she could not vouch for the photos.
While this is all well and good, the true crime Oscar needs to admit to, is not punching Daisy De La Hoya – another male family member prone to cross-dressing – out a window for disgracing the De La Hoya name vis-à-vis Bret Michael‘s penis.
“I was on the cocanya. I was messed up, mang. I should’ve punched the little cholo into next week, but the demons, mang. They no let me do it. This shame I must live with the rest of my life. The drug it just caged me as I watched a De La Hoya suckle this bald gringo on the televisión. I pray no one ever feels such pain… Turn the camera off, ese. Turn it off, I no want people to see me like this. Show them the fishnet peectures of my smooth lady thighs, anything but this. It’s too hard.”