Oscar De La Hoya Responds To Racy Photos
First Published: September 20, 2007 6:59 PM EDT Credit: AP
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Oscar De La Hoya is fighting mad over some questionable photos of the boxer that have surfaced online.
The photos, which depict the boxer in a full-body fishnet suit and black high heels in some suggestive poses, were posted by the photo agency X17 Online on Wednesday.
Speculation has arisen questioning the authenticity of the photos, with some suggesting the pictures may have been digitally altered to make it appear as if it’s really the former boxing champ smiling for the cameras.
Additionally, De La Hoya insists the photos are not real.
A lawyer for the boxer released the following statement to Access Hollywood:
“Oscar does know the woman who we believe is selling these photographs to the tabloid media. But he assures me that the photos are phony. He has asked me to pursue his legal remedies. Because we are contemplating legal action, Oscar will make no further comment at this time.”
However, X17 stands by the their photos.
In a statement on their Web site, X17 Online says “regarding the possible Photoshopping of the images – we got a letter from Oscar’s lawyer today and while they’d love us to take down the pix, they didn’t initially dispute their authenticity!”
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