Two women are suing George Foreman over sexual abuse: Read details about lawsuits

Due to allegations that the former heavyweight boxing champion molested them as young girls in the 1970s, two women are suing George Foreman.

Lawsuits filed against Boxing legend George Foreman over sexual abuse

According to lawsuits submitted this week, two women have accused former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman of assaulting them sexually while they were kids in the 1970s.

The ladies claim that Foreman started grooming them when they were just 8 and 9 years old and eventually raped them when they were 15 and 16 in separate complaints filed on Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

According to the documents, one of the ladies is identified as the manager and adviser to Foreman’s daughter, and the second lady is identified as the boxer’s daughter who trained under Foreman.

They want Foreman and anybody else who might be accountable for the alleged abuses to face a jury trial and pay damages. According to the paperwork, as further information becomes available regarding the matter, those more parties may be added to the complaint.

In a statement to The Post, Foreman, 73, refuted the accusations and described them as an effort at extortion.

Statement from the women who filed sued George Foreman

Both of the plaintiffs, who are now in their early 60s, used the aliases Gwen H. and Denise F. to file the lawsuits.

The claims describe a consistent pattern of claimed Foreman abuse.

Because their fathers were Foreman’s boxing colleagues, each woman claimed that she first met the boxing celebrity when she was a young child.

Denise, a resident of Los Angeles, claimed that Foreman started grooming her at the age of just 8. According to her lawsuit, he repeatedly forced her to have sex with him when she was 15 years old, including in a hotel room in San Francisco.

George Foreman called the claims baseless

She also claims that Foreman threatened her father with losing his position as a boxing adviser if she refused to consent to his advances toward a sexual nature.

The charges were described by Foreman as “baseless threats and lies.”

Two ladies have been attempting to extort millions of dollars from him and his family over the past six months, he claimed. They are making up claims that I molested them sexually over 45 years ago, in the 1970s. I firmly and vehemently dispute these accusations.

Both women are seeking an unspecified amount in damages

The complaints, which refer to Foreman as DOE 1, do not specifically name him but do give identifiable data about the boxer, such as his professional athletic history.

After California passed a law in 2020 temporarily waiving the statute of limitations that had previously precluded victims of childhood sexual assault from bringing civil cases, the ladies were able to launch the lawsuits.

Both ladies are asking for a jury trial as well as an undetermined sum of money in damages.

Boxing legend George Foreman career records

Defending the coveted world heavyweight championship twice before losing it to Muhammad Ali in the 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle,” Foreman was a champion boxer and Olympic gold medalist.

He took a protracted break from fighting at the end of the 1970s before reviving his career and winning the world heavyweight title once more before retiring in 1997.

Foreman, 73, defeated Frazier in the second round to claim the heavyweight boxing championship in 1973. He had previously won the Olympic heavyweight title in 1968.

Until he was defeated by Muhammad Ali in the infamous “Rumble in the Jungle” match in 1974 in what was then Zaire, he retained the title.

After his boxing career, Foreman would start doing commercials, most famously for a barbecue that bore his name.

By defeating Michael Moorer in a knockout in 1994, Foreman, then 45, won the heavyweight title and set the record for the oldest boxer to ever win a crown.

Two women are suing George Foreman over sexual abuse: Read details about lawsuits
Two women are suing George Foreman over sexual abuse: Read details about lawsuits

Foreman’s career came to an end in 1997 at the age of 48 after losing to Shannon Briggs; he finished with a total record of 76-5 and 68 knockout victories.

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