Boxer Oscar de la Hoya bullied and bribed a stunning ex-stripper into making a signed admission that she doctored photos of him dressed in drag and would never again circulate the pictures, the Siberian-born beauty alleged in new court papers.
In an affidavit in Manhattan federal court, Milana Dravnel, 22, claimed a lawyer and a publicist for de la Hoya duped her into signing the bogus contract during a high-pressure, 11/2-hour meeting at a deli on Sept. 23, 2007.
"I immigrated from Russia when I was 12 years old. I did not graduate high school and have only recently obtained my GED," said Dravnel, who is suing de la Hoya for $25 million in a defamation suit. "I have no legal training." The agreement, which was attached to the affidavit and bears the signatures of both Dravnel and de la Hoya, barred her from filing a lawsuit and penalized her $25,000 for each time she violated its terms.
In exchange, de la Hoya agreed to pay $250,000 any time he made a negative public statement about Dravnel or discussed the photos.
Dravnel was crafty enough to add a note that the document was not valid until her lawyers approved it — a move she claims nullifies the deal.