RINGS HIS BELL
By PAULA FROELICHNovember 15, 2007 -- The stunning Siberian-born stripper who sold widely circulated pictures of boxer Oscar de la Hoya strutting his stuff in drag will file a $100 million lawsuit today against the "Golden Boy" charging him with unleashing a smear campaign against her to stop the photos from emerging, The Post has learned.
Smoking-hot Milana Dravnel, 22, will file the papers this morning in Manhattan state Supreme Court against de la Hoya and two unnamed defendants for alleged fraud, defamation, interference with contract, infliction of emotional distress and undue influence, her lawyer said.
"[They] did everything [they] could to thwart her being able to sell this, saying they weren't real, photo-shopped, and that she didn't know what she was doing . . . that she was just a stripper," said her high-powered attorney Salvatore Strazullo. He says people in de la Hoya's camp contacted his client and threatened her to keep silent and keep the damaging photographs to herself.
"There were so many people involved. Phone calls from people saying they were FBI agents or speaking on behalf of FBI agents. They did everything," Strazullo said. "It's the perfect case of David against Goliath and she got Goliath Junior on their case."
When the pictures emerged publicly in September, Dravnel sold them for $70,000 to a West Coast photo agency. De la Hoya's camp denied they were real and insisted they had been doctored.
But Dravnel was adamant from the start that they were real. The lusty-lipped lap dancer claims she had a yearlong affair with the former super welterweight champ during which he exhibited a penchant for wearing women's lingerie. She said he loved to be called "Goldie" in homage to his boxing moniker, "The Golden Boy."
Dravnel - who met de la Hoya while dancing at Scores West on 28th Street in Manhattan - says the pictures in question were snapped during a boozy night at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia.
Strazullo said the two broke it off in May, and since then de la Hoya - who is married and is expecting a new child with his wife, singer Millie Corretjer - wanted to keep the steamy pics under wraps.
"He knew these pictures were out there and tried to preliminarily thwart exposure," Strazullo said. "He told her he wanted to give her the world. He was portraying himself as gold, but it was fool's gold."