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Ex Menudo claims he was raped while in the band in new documentary ‘Menudo: Siempre Jovenes’

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The HBO Max platform is preparing to receive one of the most anticipated documentaries of the year for the Latin community, it is “Menudo: Siempre Jovenes”, where he will delve into the trajectory of what is probably the group of young people the most successful and legendary in the history of the music industry in Latin America.

Of course, as is customary in HBO Max documentaries, not all will be fond memories and smiles, as it will be used to bring to light all sorts of scandals that have been kept under wraps for many years, including including a terrible and unfortunate situation that Angelo Garcia fell victim to during one of the band’s tours.

“I was raped” says Angelo Garcia in the new documentary by Menudo

The group founded in 1977 in Puerto Rico and throughout its 20 years of existence, 32 young people have passed through its ranks and although some have achieved great success and become established artists, over the years we have seen that others had to carry with terrible trauma from his time in the group.

In the documentary, Garcia, who was part of the group from 1988, just after his 11th birthday, until 1990, said he suffered multiple sexual abuse saying: “During my stay in Menudo, I was raped several times , and that was how the predators took advantage of me.

He recalled one particular occasion, saying, “All I remember is that I passed out. When I woke up I was naked and bleeding so I knew I had been penetrated. I had, like, these burn marks on my face from rubbing the carpet… I was very confused and didn’t understand.

The ugly truth behind Menudo’s success

Edgardo Díaz has been described by several former band members as their “surrogate manager, producer and father”, as he had the mostly poor members’ parents sign contracts giving him much of his parental authority.

During those 20 years, Diaz switched members once they turned 16, which became the “eternal fountain of youth” tactic. But now, several of the former members have said they were abused by several strangers. The series arrives on HBO Max on June 23.

Source metroecuador.com

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