Experts Conclude De La Hoya Pictures Were Faked 10 June 2008 9:08 AM, PDT
Pictures of American boxing champ Oscar De La Hoya wearing an all-in-one fishnet outfit and stiletto heels have been declared by experts to be fakes.
Former stripper Milana Dravnel dropped her $25 million (GBP12.5 million) lawsuit against the super welterweight on Monday after experts decided the saucy snaps, which appeared online last year, were digitally altered.
Dravnel had planned to sue the boxer for slander, claiming he urged her to sign a agreement that she could not prove the pictures were real.
De La Hoya's lawyer Judd Burstein tells the New York Daily News, "Oscar's always claimed the photos were false. We had experts conclude they were doctored. She was facing very large damages and so she agreed to drop the case. The case would have been dismissed anyway."
With the interest curling attracts each four years during the Olympics, doesn't someone in the US eventually have to bite the bullet and try to set up some sort of league or annual tournament to broadcast on TV there?