Aug 25 (Reuters) – Two women who accused former US heavyweight world champion George Foreman of sexual assault within the Seventies have filed lawsuits in a Los Angeles courtroom.
The women filed separate lawsuits Wednesday beneath the pseudonyms Gwen H. and Denise F. in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Foreman, 73, has denied the allegations since they had been made public final month.
Both women, now of their 60s, say they met Foreman as kids as a result of their dad and mom labored with the fighter.
Denise, a Los Angeles resident, accused Foreman of seducing her when she was 8 and having intercourse along with her when she was 15, as soon as in a San Francisco resort room, in line with her lawsuit.
Gwen, a Nevada resident, mentioned she met Foreman when she was 9 years outdated, and accused him of sexually assaulting and raping her when she was 15 and 16, together with in a Beverly Hills condo. She mentioned Foreman had advised her her father would lose his guide job if she did not agree.
Foreman known as the allegations false and unfounded.
Foreman is called DOE 1 within the lawsuits however is described because the skilled boxer who defeated Joe Frazier in 1973 to grow to be world heavyweight champion earlier than shedding the title to Muhammad Ali in 1974.
The lawsuits had been filed within the wake of a California legislation that went into impact in 2020 that briefly invalidates the statute of limitations that prohibits victims of childhood sexual abuse from submitting civil lawsuits. Both women are demanding a jury trial and an unspecified quantity of damages.
(Reporting by Jonathan Allen in New York and Brendan O’Brien in Chicago; further reporting by Nate Raymond. Editing in Spanish by Javier Leira)