George Foreman says two women have made up false claims that he sexually abused them in an effort to extort millions of dollars from him.
According to TMZ, a lawsuit will be forthcoming from the women soon. The women’s fathers actually had a friendship and working relationship with Foreman decades ago. The lawsuit is expected to claim that Foreman sexually abused the women in the 1970s.
In Foreman’s statement, he says that the lawsuit and allegations are part of an extortion plot, and the women have been asking him to pay them $12.5 million each since January.
“I adamantly and categorically deny these allegations,” Foreman said to the New York Post. “The pride that I take in my reputation means as much 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. 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.”