Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Co-star Tenoch Huerta has been accused of sexual assault. In a series of tweets posted on Saturday, musician and activist María Elena Rios referred to Huerta as a “sexual abuser and predator” and accused him of assaulting her. av club He arrived in Reus to comment.
Rios raised the allegations in a thread that also condemned the activist organization Powder Prieto In order to protect Huerta, after the organization – a group of actors and media personalities that stand up against racism in the entertainment industry – shared an episode of the podcast “El Feisbuk de la Malinche” featuring Rios. Rios, a former Poder Prieto member, alleged that the group aired the podcast without her consent, and never compensated her for her work. (Poder Prieto did not immediately respond to a request for comment av club)
After Poder Prieto responded with a self-defenseArguing that they did not actually air the episode and only promoted it, Rios accused the organization of protecting Huerta, one of its spokespeople. When a Twitter user asked Rios if Huerta assaulted her, Rios responded in the affirmative.
“It is very difficult to talk about the emotional abuse and abuse of power of a sexual harasser who is loved in the world for playing a character in a movie like Tenoch Huerta,” said Ríos. chirp On Saturday, the actor was named. Huerta’s depiction of the nemesis and king of Atlantis Namor in Wakanda forever had seen the actor heralded as enhancing the range of on-screen representation available to dark-skinned Indigenous people; He has also starred Cleansing forever And Narcos: Mexico.
Read Ríos’ thread, originally shared in Spanish, below:
[Update June 12, 12:53 pm]: In an email sent to av clubHuerta’s publicist shared the following statement:
A totally false and unsupported accusation of me spread like wildfire – and I can’t let it pass unchallenged any longer.
About a year ago, I dated Elena for several months. It was consensual at all times, as countless others attest. And throughout it was loving and warm and Mutual supportive relationship. However, after it was over, Elena began to misrepresent our interactions both in private and in front of groups of mutual friends.
As a result, a few months ago, I engaged a legal team to initiate appropriate actions to protect my reputation and refute these irresponsible and false accusations that could cause prejudice and great harm.
While I am by no means perfect, I know that these claims are simply not true. And while I will always work to better myself, I need to challenge false and offensive claims.
I am so grateful to my family and the people who have supported me and I deeply appreciate everyone who is willing to look at the facts and think before rushing to an incorrect and unfair conclusion.