Stripper Sues de la Hoya for Coercion

Seeks $100M for being forced to recant on fishnet photos
By Lucas Laursen,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2007 9:43 AM CST
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(Newser) – A Russian stripper is suing Oscar de la Hoya for $100 million, claiming he coerced her to say embarrassing photos of the married boxer cavorting with her in drag were fakes. Milana Dravnel, who said she met the Golden Boy at Scores and saw him a couple of times a month for a year, had sold photos she said showed de la Hoya in women’s fishnet stockings and panties for $70,000.

She then agreed not to sell more and recanted the photo’s legitimacy under pressure from de la Hoya, according to her lawyer. Dravnel’s "image has been tarnished,"  and she was "portrayed as a liar to the press," the lawsuit claims. Dravnel spills the details, and some tears, in an interview with Andrea Peyser in the New York Post.