The former Heavyweight Boxing Champion, who became an entrepreneur George Foreman made a bold revelation. He stated that he is facing sexual assault allegations from two women.
George Foreman issues a statement regarding the matter
Foreman released a statement declaring himself innocent while claiming that the women who intended to sue him were attempting to “extort” him for financial gain. Here is what Foreman said in a statement:
“Over the past six months, two women have been trying to extort millions of dollars each from me and my family,” “They are falsely claiming that I sexually abused them over 45 years ago in the 1970s. I adamantly and categorically deny these allegations. The pride I take in my reputation means as much to me as my sports accomplishments, and I will not be intimidated by baseless threats and lies.”
As per the reports of TMZ, each of the alleged victims is asking for $12.5 million and that the lawsuit against Foreman might be filed this week in Los Angeles.
“I am, and always will be, guided by my faith and trust in God,” Foreman said. “I will work with my lawyers to fully and truthfully expose my accusers’ scheme and defend myself in court. I don’t pick fights, but I don’t run away from them either.”
During his career, ‘Big George’ had the ability to throw some brutal punches on his opponents and has two reigns as heavyweight champion. He was also involved in the infamous Rumble in the Jungle bout in 1974 against Muhammad Ali.
Following his retirement, having a 76-5 professional record, Foreman went on to become the spokesperson for a fat-reducing grill that would go on to become the George Foreman Grill, earning him hundreds of millions in endorsements and revenue. We will have to see what his future holds regarding the allegations.