Oscar de la Hoya
fishnet pictures fake or real?
Pictures of fighter Oscar de
la Hoya in a fishnet and high heels are all over the Internet,
but are they real or fake?
reputation of the boxer Oscar de la Hoya is in trouble after the
Internet was flooded this week with pictures of him posing in
fishnet stockings, high heels and boxing gloves. According to
the NY Daily News the photos of de la Hoya in cross-dressing
attire are being distributed by an unnamed Scores West dancer,
who claims she took the pictures on May 17th at the Philadelphia
Ritz-Carlton and insists on their authenticity.
Conflicting reports on the Oscar de la
Hoya's pictures continue to appear in the media. According to
the Radar, the pictures are part of a bet between de la Hoya and
Sugar Ray Leonard over a fight and the looser would play the
ring-card girl in the next fight. The website X17, which first
posted the cross-dressing photos of Oscar de la Hoya, announced
that they have received a letter from his lawyer, which asks
them to take the pictures down, but does not dispute their
authenticity. Later, another letter was send to X17 claiming
that the photos are fake.
Bert Fields, Oscar de la Hoya's
attorney, distributed the following press release: "The
photographs depicting Mr. De La Hoya's image that were posted
online today by an obscure paparazzi website are fake. Many of
the website's viewers (as reflected in postings on the site)
identified the photos as a 'really bad Photoshop job.'
Unfortunately, with today's technology, anyone can make any
photo seem like something other than it is." And de la
Hoya's agent Jack Tiernan also claims that the photos are
manufactured or manipulated.
Published on 09/20/2007