Fits allege Foreman sexually assaulted teenagers

Two ladies who stated former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman sexually abused them within the Nineteen Seventies have filed lawsuits in a Los Angeles courtroom.

Foreman, 73, has denied the allegations since they first turned public final month, and spokespeople referred questions concerning the lawsuits to an earlier assertion by him.

The ladies filed separate lawsuits underneath the pseudonyms Gwen H. and Denise F. in Los Angeles County Superior Courtroom on Wednesday.

Foreman is known as DOE 1 within the lawsuits, however is described in them because the skilled boxer who defeated Joe Frazier in 1973 to turn into the heavyweight champion of the world earlier than shedding the title to Muhammad Ali in 1974.

Each ladies, now of their early 60s, stated they first met Foreman as youngsters as a result of their fathers have been boxing associates of Foreman.

Denise, a Los Angeles resident, stated in her lawsuit that Foreman groomed her when she was 8 years previous and had intercourse together with her when she was 15 (underneath the authorized age of consent), in a single occasion in a San Francisco resort room.

Gwen, a Nevada resident, stated she met Foreman when she was 9, and that he sexually abused and raped her when she was 15 and 16 years previous, together with at an house in Beverly Hills. She stated Foreman advised her that her father would lose his job as a boxing adviser if she didn’t comply.

Foreman referred to as the allegations false and baseless.

“Over the previous six months, two ladies have been making an attempt to extort hundreds of thousands of {dollars} every from me and my household,” his assertion stated. “I do not choose fights, however I do not run away from them both.”

The lawsuits have been filed as the results of a California regulation that went into impact in 2020 that extends the statute of limitations that beforehand had prevented some victims of childhood sexual abuse from submitting civil lawsuits.

Each ladies are searching for a jury trial and to be awarded an unspecified quantity in damages.

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