In reaction to a recent lawsuit alleging that she trained young children for s*xual exploitation by her former producer Sergio Andrade in the early 1990s, Mexican pop artist Gloria Trevi has delivered a vehement denial. The lawsuit, which was filed last Friday in Los Angeles County, claims that Trevi contacted two Jane Does, 13 and 15, in public and recruited them into a violent s*x cult that brought young people to Southern California for abuse.
Trevi, known as Mexico's Madonna, responded to the charges on Instagram by denying them and defending her reputation. “Being a victim of physical and s*xual abuse is one of the worst things that can happen to a human being.
I say it, and I know it, because I am a survivor. And my thoughts go out to anyone who, like me, has ever been the victim of any kind of abuse,” she wrote. She went on to say that the accusations against her, which date back over 25 years, have been tried in various courts and she has consistently been acquitted.
“But I will not remain silent while I am unfairly accused of crimes I did not commit. These false accusations, which were first made against me more than 25 years ago, have been tried in various courts and, in all instances, I have been completely and totally acquitted.
For these old, disproven claims to resurface now is tremendously painful for me and for all of my family. The accusations were false when they were made and remain false today,” she said.
In 2000, Trevi and Andrade were detained in Brazil, and Trevi was held there for four years while he awaited trial on accusations relating to an alleged child s*x ring.
She was ultimately released since there wasn't enough proof. Andrade only spent an additional year in prison after being found guilty of rape, kidnapping, and corruption of minors. A three-year lookback period was observed when the new complaint was filed, allowing victims of child s*x abuse to pursue claims that had previously run out of time.
According to the lawsuit, Trevi and Andrade "used their role, status and power as a well-known and successful Mexican pop star and a famous producer to gain access to, groom, manipulate and exploit [the victims] and coerce s*xual contact with them over a course of years,” the new civil action seeking real and punitive damages alleges."