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De La Hoya Comes Clean on "The Infamous Photos"

By Chris LaBate

Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya is turning a lot of heads with his revealing interview on the program "Aquí y Ahora" on Univision. As we reported last night, De La Hoya, sober for the last three months, held nothing back when he appeared on the program to discuss his addictions to alcohol and cocaine. The former five division champion even disclosed his infidelities and other issues that affected his marriage.

In a shocking disclosure, De La Hoya came clean, for first time ever -  as he acknowled the legit nature of the infamous photos that were circulating all over the internet in 2007. In the photos, the boxer was wearing fishnets and high heels and several of the photos were taken with a New York City stripper, Milana Dravnel, who claimed De La Hoya was having an affair with her.

At the time of the scandal, De La Hoya's camp claimed the stripper "photo shopped" the images and placed De La Hoya's head on the body of another person. At the time of the incident, his spokeswoman said - "his head's too small and it doesn't even look like his body."

But, during Tuesday's interview, De La Hoya said enough was enough and he came clean. De La Hoya told interviewer Teresa Rodriguez that his life starting getting out of control when the "stripper scandal" happened in September 2007. At the time of the incident, De La Hoya tried cocaine for the first time.

De La Hoya: Let me tell you that it started when there was a scandal about a woman and I several years ago.

Rodriguez:  Was it that famous photo in which you are wearing women’s lingerie?

ODLH: Exactly.

TR:  What happened with that? But also, was it you or was it fake?

ODLH: Let me tell you, yes, it was me. I’m tired of lying, lying to people, lying to myself.

TR:  In that photo, Oscar, were you under the influence of alcohol and cocaine?

ODLH: Alcohol and cocaine. Yes, both. Yes, and it was the first time I used it, and the drugs were not like alcohol. For me, I know I need alcohol more than drugs, and so, but got into very bad things.

TR:  Were you out of control?

ODLH: I was reaching that point where I could no longer control it.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Money_May on 09-01-2011

Guy was drunk and on cocaine surprised he didn't do a lot worse. Good for him he's open about it talking about it and getting over it

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 09-01-2011

[QUOTE=Young Money;11066979]Ummm, no.. It's because Oscar has denied this for many years, paying off the person to withdraw the images and having "experts" confirm that these were photo shopped. [B]If he had just gone out and said yeah that was…

Comment by edgarg on 09-01-2011

[QUOTE=Kneeguel's Papi;11066123]Swing rounds? Swing rounds!!?? Come on son, now you know you are talking stupid..... DLH DOMINATED more than 8-9 rounds... Tito wasnt even able to plant his feet to throw..... JRo, you know your sh*t, but you know those…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 09-01-2011

[QUOTE=Medved;11065205]I dont get all this outrage about it. Who cares? If a guy tells you he never tried on girls panties then he is a liar, we all tried it once or twice to see how a nice silky pair…

Comment by louvega on 09-01-2011

This was only a big deal because of the denial. If he had admitted it was him and said he was drunk at a party having a good time it would have died the second day.

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