George Foreman’s sexual assault accusers ‘challenge him to take a lie detector test’ after former heavyweight champ came forward and accused them of extortion
Accusers of George Foreman’s sexual assault want the boxer to face a lie detector test over their allegations.
The alleged victims, Gwen Hunter and Denise Schibis, accused Foreman of sexual assault 45 years ago when they were minors and filed a lawsuit worth more than $50 million last year.
They claim the 74-year-old made them liars and villains when he confronted them and accused them of extortion.
said their attorney, Samuel Dordolian TMZ That both accused have undergone polygraph tests themselves with one of the world’s leading experts, which has been used by the lawyer’s legal team before in the past.
They say they passed their polygraph tests and now want Foreman to take a test with the same operator.
George Foreman’s sexual assault accusers want the boxer to face a polygraph test
The former heavyweight champ, who denies the allegations, was reportedly introduced to the pair by their parents, who worked closely with Foreman at the time.
Two separate legal cases seeking compensation for ‘physical and mental pain and suffering’ were filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court in August 2022, alleging that Foreman first met the girls when they were under the age of 10.
Prosecutors said he had sex with them when they were 15 and was already a boxing champion.
The filling alleges that Foreman, who is worth an estimated $300 million, was sexually abused by Chipes when she was 13 years old, before having sex with her two years later.
Hunter, a Nevada native, said Foreman threatened to fire her father, the boxer’s longtime advisor, if she did not submit to his will. She said the abuse continued until she was 16 years old.
Then Foreman filed a counterclaim, claiming that she was intentionally dragging his name in the mud for a payday.
The defendants say they now want to clear their names after the counterclaim and demand that the polygraph test results prove they are telling the truth.
Dordulian reportedly said he, too, is in the process of filing a separate defamation lawsuit against Foreman in response to the racketeering allegations.
The two alleged victims accused Foreman of sexual abuse in the 1970s when they were both minors
A biography of the boxer, Big George Foreman, is due to be released in two weeks 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 the Congo), won the gold medal at the 1968 Olympics.
He turned pro the following year and was undefeated in 40 pro bouts, defeating 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 regained the heavyweight title at the age of 45, becoming the oldest world heavyweight champion in history.
He retired in 1997 at the age of 48, with a record of 76 wins (including 68 knockouts) and only five losses.
He has since enjoyed a successful run as a marksman, helping sell hundreds of millions of George Foreman grills.
Foreman was named the “Marketing Champion of the World” by Bloomberg in 2004.
In 1974, Foreman suffered one of boxing’s most famous upsets in Zaire, when he was stopped by Muhammad Ali in the eighth round in what will forever be known as the “Rumble in the Jungle.”