Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Trevi-Andrade clan: new trial revives allegations of corruption and abuse of minors

Gloria Trevi At The Lo Nuestro Awards In 2020 (Reuters/Maris Alejandra Cardona).

Gloria Trevi at the Lo Nuestro Awards in 2020 (REUTERS/Maris Alejandra Cardona).

Gloria Trevi faces a new civil lawsuit in Los Angeles, California, which Resurfaces allegations that the Mexican singer attracted minors in the network of her former producer Sergio AndradeAs revealed by Rolling Stone magazine.

According to the magazine, the new complaint was filed shortly before the December 31 deadline for the “three-year “look-back” window that temporarily lifts California’s statute of limitations on child sexual abuse claims.” used to give.” demand.

civil action representing two anonymous women who accuse Trevi and Andrade of turning them into sex slaves when they were 13 and 15 in the 90s, It does not directly mention the singer and her ex-producer, but it is clear that it is about him.

“He used his role, position and power as a well-known and successful Mexican pop star and well-known producer to access, groom, manipulate and exploit (the victims) and coerce them into sexual contact with them for a period of several years.” did,” the new allegation civil action seeking actual and punitive damages.

The women noted that the same interpreter of “Zapatos Viejos” was the first to contact them with the alleged offer of being part of the former producer’s talent school. However, they may have been driven to become sex slaves.

Sergio Andrade And Gloria Trevi At A Press Conference At A Police Station In Brasilia, Brazil In 2000.  Afp Photo Files Evaristo Sa (Photo Credit Should Read Evaristo Sa/Afp Via Getty Images)

Sergio Andrade and Gloria Trevi at a press conference at a police station in Brasilia, Brazil in 2000. AFP photo file Evaristo SA (Photo credit should read Evaristo SA/AFP via Getty Images)

testimony of complainants

The lawsuit also names a third defendant, an alleged choreographer, whose name has also not been provided.

The plaintiffs claim that they met Gloria Trevi in ​​the early 1990s, and that it was she who first brought them to Sergio Andrade with the promise of turning them into stars, but little by little forced them to stay in was incited to have sex. spotlight. favorite group. According to their testimonies, when they did not obey orders, they were physically abused, slapped or hit with objects such as belts or electrical cords.

The attacks are believed to have taken place when he visited Los Angeles with the singer and her former producer between 1990 and 1992, when Trevi was recording her albums ‘Tu angel de la guarda’ and ‘I feel so lonely’.

The women say they have faced “substantial emotional distress, anxiety, panic, anger and fear,” and each has “problems in their personal lives, including issues of trust and control.”

One of them remained on the “team” until 2000, the year Trevi and Andrade were arrested, while the other managed to escape in 1992, according to Rolling Stone.

New research in Mexico

The lawsuit in the United States adds to the decision of the authorities in Mexico to open a new investigation folder against the couple, which coincidentally also started in late 2022, “based on a complaint that noted that the 1982 Between 2000 and 2000, a group of 12-year-olds were exploited and sexually assaulted and at work”.

According to this document, the Chihuahua prosecutor’s office should investigate possible crimes committed “against the complainants”, as well as possible victims of crimes committed against girls, teenage women, with whom Sergio Andrade and Gloria de los were allegedly involved. were raped by Ángeles Treviño as minors and not formally denounced except by the media,” according to La Jornada.

‘Glory through Hell’, the testimony that exposed the scandal

The Gloria Trevi and Sergio Andrade scandal began in April 1998 when former singer Aline Hernandez published the book ‘La Gloria por el infierno’, which revealed Andrade’s darker side, the relationship with Trevi and his representative, and the alleged abuse and humiliation . Received by the young women who worked with both.

A year later, the mother of Karina Alejandra Yapor Gómez, then 12 years old, denounced both her and María Raquenel Portillo and Marlene Calderón to the Mexican authorities for crimes of kidnapping, corruption, abuse and rape of minors, when He came to know that his daughter had not attended an academy in Spain where the minor was studying.

After being on the run for 10 months, the three were arrested on January 13, 2000, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where they lived with sisters Katia, Carla and Karola de la Cuesta, who ran Andrade’s “genius school”. Was a part

Mexican Artist Gloria Trevi And Her Showgirl, Maria Requenel Portillo See Their Manager Sergio Andrade Escorted By An Unidentified Federal Police Agent During A Press Conference At The Federal Police In Brasilia, Brazil, December 5, 2000.  (Photo Credit Should Read Evaristo Sa / Afp Via Getty Images)

Mexican artist Gloria Trevi and her showgirl, Maria Raquenel Portillo, see their representative Sergio Andrade escorted by an unidentified Federal Police agent during a press conference at the Federal Police in Brasilia, Brazil, December 5, 2000. (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA / AFP via Getty Images)

The former music producer was sentenced to 7 years and 10 months in prison for the offenses of kidnapping, rape and corruption of minors by Karina Yapor. Trevi and Portillo were sentenced to four years and 8 months in prison.

Trevi has defended her innocence on several occasions and assured that she was also a victim of the former producer, as she did at the Latin American Music Awards in 2018, stating that she was not his accomplice. “I was a smoke screen for the dead of Juárez, because yes, sometimes, by condemning a woman they hide crimes against others,” she said in her opening message.

“A television station was the center of all the media buzz and there were thousands of hours of television programs, and I’m not exaggerating, where I had a clan of minor corruption. And how did these people know the marketing and ratings to sell, they put Trevi ahead of him”. Furthermore, he emphasized that cases like his are not exclusive to the entertainment industry.

So far neither Gloria nor Sergio have responded to these new allegations.

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