Oscar De La Hoya's Sexy Drag Photos Are Real

By: Joe Thompson

In 2007, photos of boxing superstar Oscar De La Hoya in a wig, high heels, and ladies lingerie surfaced. While he was with model Milana Dravnel in some of the photos, they added to the on-again/off-again rumors of De La Hoya's questionable sexual orientation. At the time "the golden boy" of boxing claimed they had been altered to include his likeness, but now his story has changed.

Jeremy Kinser at Advocate.com reports that the world famous boxer has finally admitted on Fox Sports on MSN that he posed for the images while high on alcohol and cocaine.

"Let me tell you, yes, yes, it was me (in those pictures)," De La Hoya, who has been sober since May, finally admitted on Tuesday. "I am tired now of lying, of lying to the public and of lying to myself." He also adds that he contemplated suicide at the time.

In 2007 De La Hoya attempted to discredit Dravnel's photos, so she filed a federal lawsuit against him, claiming that the boxer's representatives deceived her into agreeing that the photos were manipulated. They eventually settled the lawsuit out of court with a confidentiality agreement. But, according to MSN, "courthouse sources confirmed Wednesday that De La Hoya paid $20 million to buy her silence. The deal also called for her to give back the heels, lingerie, and fishnets that she kept after their kinky photo session."