George Foreman's sexual abuse accusers want the boxer to face a lie detector test over their allegations. The alleged victims, Gwen Hunter and De
George Foreman’s sexual abuse accusers want the boxer to face a lie detector test over their allegations.
The alleged victims, Gwen Hunter and Denise Shipes, accused Foreman of sexual abuse 45 years ago when they were minors and sued him of upwards of $50million last year.
They claim that the 74-year-old made them out to be liars and villains when he countersued them and accused them of extortion.
Their attorney, Samuel Dordulian told TMZ that both accusers have taken polygraph tests of their own with one of the world’s leading experts, who the lawyer’s legal team has used before in the past.
They say they have passed their own lie detector tests and now want Foreman to undergo a test with the same operator.
George Foreman’s sexual abuse accusers want the boxer to face a lie detector test
The former heavyweight champion, who denies the allegations, reportedly was introduced to the pair by their fathers, who worked closely with Foreman at the time.
Two separate law suits claiming compensation for ‘physical and mental pain and suffering’ were filed at Los Angeles County Superior Court in August 2022, alleging that Foreman first met the girls when they were under the age of ten.
He had sex with them when they were 15 and he was already a boxing champion, the plaintiffs claim.
The filling alleges Foreman, estimated to be worth around $300million, sexually abused Shipes when she was 13 years old, before having sex with her two years later.
Nevada resident Hunter said Foreman threatened to fire her father, a longtime advisor to the boxer, if she did not submit to his will. She said the abuse continued until she was 16.
Foreman then filed a countersuit, claiming she was intentionally dragging his name through the mud for a payday.
The accusers say they now want to clear their names following the countersuit and claim the results of their lie detector test prove they are telling the truth.
Dordulian reportedly said he’s also in the process of bringing a separate defamation countersuit against Foreman in response to the claims of extortion.
The two alleged victims accused Foreman of sexual abuse in the 1970s when they were minors
A biopic of the boxer, Big George Foreman, is set to be released in a couple of weeks’ time on April 28.
The boxer, who was sensationally defeated by Muhammad Ali in the 1974 Rumble in the Jungle fight in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), won gold at the 1968 Olympics.
He went professional the next year and was unbeaten throughout his 40 pro fights, besting then-undefeated Joe Frazier to win the heavyweight title in 1973.
‘Big George’ defended the belt twice before losing it to Ali in Zaire the following year.
After being ordained as a Christian minister, Foreman returned to the ring and retook the heavyweight title aged 45, becoming the oldest world heavyweight champion in history.
He retired in 1997 at 48, with a record of 76 wins (including 68 knock outs) and just five losses.
He’s since enjoyed a successful run as a pitchman, helping to sell hundreds of millions of George Foreman Grills.
Foreman was dubbed ‘Marketing Champ of the World’ by Bloomberg in 2004.
In 1974, Foreman suffered boxing’s most famous upset in Zaire, when he was stopped in the eighth round by Muhammad Ali in what is forever known as ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’