The recent documentary series El show: chronicle of a murder has brought to light the investigation and previously unpublished video footage of the murder of TV driver Paco Stanley in 1999. The series features interviews from a range of people including authorities, politicians, celebrities and others involved in the case. One of the most powerful testimonies came from Alan Bezares, son of Mario Bezares and Brenda Bezares, who was just a baby when Stanley joked on air that he was the real father of the child.
The joke became a rumor which plagued Alan throughout his life, with some people even using it as a reason for the murder of Paco Stanley. Alan has had to endure accusations and insults as a result, and even confronted his parents about the truth. However, the couple revealed DNA tests in 2001 which proved that Alan was their son and ended the slanderous rumors.
Brenda Bezares also published a book titled Too Strong in which she revealed that she was sexually harassed by Stanley and was uncomfortable around him. In the documentary series, she admitted to disagreeing with many of the things that Stanley did and even refused to work with him.
The series sheds light on the impact that rumors and lies can have on people’s lives and the importance of truth and justice. The Bezares family’s story highlights the need for greater sensitivity and empathy in the media industry and society at large.