One of the ladies is described because the daughter of an adviser and supervisor to George Foreman whereas the second lady is the daughter of a boxer who skilled with him, in accordance with the paperwork.
They are searching for a jury trial and damages in opposition to Foreman and anybody who may additionally be answerable for the alleged abuses. Those further events might be added to the lawsuit as extra data turns into accessible within the case, the paperwork say.
George Foreman Denied The Allegations
Foreman, in a press release Wednesday, denied the allegations.
“Over the past six months, two women have been trying to extort millions of dollars each from me and my family. They are falsely claiming that I sexually abused them over 45 years ago in the 1970s. I adamantly and categorically deny these allegations,” he mentioned.
“The pride I take in my reputation means as much to me as my sports accomplishments, and I will not be intimidated by baseless threats and lies. I am, and always will be, guided by my faith and trust in God. I will work with my lawyers to fully and truthfully expose my accusers’ scheme and defend myself in court. I don’t pick fights, but I don’t run away from them either,” Foreman added.
CNN has reached out to the attorneys for both women.
Foreman, a champion boxer and Olympic gold medalist, defended the coveted world heavyweight title twice before losing it to Muhammad Ali at the 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle.” He took a long break from competing in the finals in the 1970s before resurrecting his career once again and becoming World Heavyweight Champion again, before finally retiring in 1997.
CNN’s Sonia Moghe contributed to this report.
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