Lawsuit accuses Miguel Cotto of sexual harassment
A former employee of Miguel Cotto filed a sexual harassment
lawsuit seeking more than $500,000 from Puerto Rico’s most popular
The lawsuit by Martha Chacon Acevedo argues that Cotto made
unwanted romantic advances when she worked as an administrator of a
residential property owned by the fighter in this U.S. Caribbean
It says Chacon, a Venezuelan, gave in to Cotto’s advances over
two months out of fear of losing her job, and was fired in October
2008 after breaking off the relationship.
The lawsuit was filed in U.S. district court in San Juan on Aug.
24. It was not reported until this week when Cotto’s family
released a statement dismissing it as “frivolous, empty and a
“We are going to leave everything in our lawyers’ hands and
everything will be resolved in court,” Miguel Cotto Carrasquillo,
the fighter’s father, said in a written statement late Monday.
Cotto lost the WBO welterweight crown to Manny Pacquiao in Las
Vegas last month when the referee stopped the fight in the 12th