Mexican Actor Tenoch Huerta Withdraws from Netflix Film to Defend Himself Against Sexual Predator Accusations
Mexico City, Jun 20 (EFE). – The Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta, who eight days ago was accused of being a sexual predator by his ex-partner, the saxophonist María Elena Ríos, reported on Tuesday that he would leave a tape that he was going to film with Netflix to defend himself against the accusations and clean up his reputation.
In a statement, the actor, who gained international fame by playing Namor, one of the antiheroes of the Marvel universe, in the film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, indicated that he did not will participate in the film “Fiesta en la Madriguera”, produced by Netflix and directed by Manolo Caro.
“Given the impact of the recent baseless statements by María Elena Ríos and the damage they have caused, I have no choice but to withdraw from participating in the movie ‘Party in the Burrow,” said Huerta.
The actor declared himself sad to have to make that decision, since, he said, the work of other people is being affected.
“It is with great sadness that I do this, I cannot allow that their actions harm not only me, but also the work of dozens of talented and hard-working people involved in the project,” he said.
“My focus now is simple: continue the process of restoring my reputation. Thank you for your support and love!” Huerta concluded.
On June 12, Huerta described as “false and completely baseless” the accusation of sexual predator that Ríos launched against him a few days before.
“Although I am by no means perfect , I know that these accusations are simply false (…) I must refute the statements that are both wrong and offensive,” Huerta said in a statement released through Instagram, in which he announced the hiring of a legal team to protect his “reputation”.
(c) EFE Agency