De La Hoya paid model $20m to keep quiet about drag photos
The New York Post is reporting that Oscar De La Hoya paid model Milana Dravnel $20m to keep quiet about pictures of him dressed in high heels, fishnet stockings and frilly lingerie.
Having previously claimed the pictures, published by The Post in November 2007, were frauds, De La Hoya came clean in a candid interview with Spanish-language network Univision earlier this week.
‘Let me to tell you, yes, yes, it was me [in those pictures],’ De La Hoya told the news show Aqui y Ahora, or ‘Here and Now’. ‘I am tired now of lying, of lying to the public and of lying to myself.’
After De La Hoya launched a campaign to discredit the wild images, Dravnel filed a federal lawsuit against him, claiming his handlers duped her into agreeing that the photos were manipulated.
But both parties settled out of court and refused to speak on the matter citing a confidentiality agreement. Now The Post is claiming that courthouse sources have revealed that De La Hoya shelled out a whopping $20 million to Dravnel to go away.
In addition, De La Hoya, who said he was high on booze and cocaine when the racy photos were snapped, also called for Dravnel to give back the heels, lingerie and fishnets that she kept after their kinky photo session.