MEXICO CITY, January 1 (EL UNIVERSAL). – In the early 2000s, one of the biggest scandals in show business broke out. Gloria Trevi was arrested in Brazil and transferred to prison along with her then representative and accomplice, Sergio Andrade. The two were charged with child abduction and corruption after several young women reported experiencing abuse by Andrade, who allegedly used the singer to get close to them, promising fame and fortune. Used to do
Thus was born the Trevi-Andrade clan, a very dark and painful chapter in the life of the interpreter of “Vestida de Azúcar”, which, despite the years and the determination of the authorities, did not stop following him, leading many to ask whether You are actually suffering or suffering.
“La Trevi” rose to fame in the 80s thanks to the competition of being the double of “Chispita”, but her appearance on the small screen was not only the beginning of her career, it also put her in the sights of Andrade, the man that will change his life. In 1989, she released her first album under the production of Sergio and two years later, success smiled her with her second album, “Tu angel de la guarda”, from which emerged the songs “Pelo Suelto” and “Garrett”.
The first sign that something was not right with Gloria’s manager must have been his marriage to Marie Boquitas, with whom the artist worked in the group Boquitas Pintadas, and whom he married when he was barely 15 years old. Later, Andrade met 13-year-old Aline Hernandez, fell in love with her, and married her when he was 15.
It is said that Sergio Andrade’s first victims were Gloria, Maria Raquenel and Aline, as they would have known, before anyone else, about the abuse and debauchery of which he was capable. With them the so-called “clan Trevi-Andrade” may have begun.
Names such as Sonia Rios, Karina Yapor, Marlene Calderón, sisters Carla and Karola de la Cuesta, Tamara Zúñiga, Liliana Reguero, Katia de la Cuesta and Wendy Castello joined the case, but everything fell apart when, in 1997, Aline published it. Book “Glory Through Hell”, where she recounted the hell she lived next door to the producer and what was really going on with her ex-husband who sexually, physically, psychologically and emotionally violated the girls he recruited accused of doing
In 2000, after several complaints from their parents, Sergio and Gloria, along with Marie Boquitas, were located and imprisoned in Brazil. Subsequently, the Mexican authorities managed to extradite him and serve his prison sentence in the state of Chihuahua. Andrade served a sentence of seven years and ten months, while Boquitas spent eight months behind bars. In Trevi’s case, he was acquitted of all charges in 2004 and set free.
Victim or Victim?
Gloria was able to heal and recover her artistic career, but the shadow of what she experienced does not leave her behind. During the third edition of the Latin American Music Awards, in 2018 and as she rarely did, “La Trevi” took the microphone to thank her fans and share with the whole world the story of her own voice.
At the time, Gloria called Sergio her abuser and denied being her accomplice, on the contrary, she revealed that for 17 years she also suffered a series of abuses: “My abuser is free today and he has not only hurt me, but many others.” Hurt other young women, and most likely I will continue to do so. I was not his partner, I was 15 when I met the great producer who immediately tried to be a mirage of love and my dreams Told as my only chance to achieve, started isolating myself little by little. I was 15 when I started living with manipulation, beatings, yelling, abuse, punishment and humiliation for 17 years did,” he said.
But for many, the artist’s words are just beautiful words, because they do not believe in his innocence, even today he is publicly judged by those who lived inside what happened and some other figures who are victims of the crime. Know the versions.
Her critics include Sergio Andrade and Carla de la Cuesta’s daughter Valentina, who has assured the media that Gloria is not a victim in the case: “It was not, somehow the victim was misrepresented, not It absolves you of what you’ve done,” he told the late program “Drop the Soup.”
It is certain that, so far, this chapter in the history of Mexican shows continues to divide opinions, causing debate and discussion on social networks.