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Boxing champ George Foreman accused of sexual abuse

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 03: George Foreman attends the Hublot x WBC “Night of Champions” Gala at the Encore Hotel on May 03, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images for Hublot)

Two women have accused former Heavy Weight Champion George Foreman of sexual abuse when they were minors.

The alleged incidents happened in the 1970’s.

One of the women is described as the daughter of an adviser and manager to Foreman while the second woman is the daughter of a boxer who trained with him, according to the documents.

Foreman has denied the allegations.

“Over the past six months, two women have been trying to extort millions of dollars each from me and my family,” Foreman said. “They are falsely claiming that I sexually abused them over 45 years ago in the 1970s. I adamantly and categorically deny these allegations.”
The former champ said the claims are baseless and that he won’t be extorted.
“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. I am, and always will be, guided by my faith and trust in God,” he continued.  “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.”
One of the alleged victims says she says she was groomed by the boxer “at an early age,” according to the suit.
The second alleged victim alleges that Foreman molested and sexually abused her after he “threatened that if she didn’t comply, her dad would lose his job.”