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J.Lo’s Manager, Benny Medina, Is Accused of Attempted Rape

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Actor Jason Dottley has come forward with rape allegations against Benny Medina, Jennifer Lopez’s longtime manager. In an interview with The Advocate, Dottley goes into detail about the day, he claims, that Medina attempted to rape him.

Jason Dottley says that after he read about the allegations against Kevin Spacey, he found the strength to tell his story.

Dottley, who says he carried the secret for almost ten years, was married at the time to TV writer and playwright Del Shores (they have since divorced). Dottley alleges that he was out at a Hollywood club with his friend, actor T. Ashanti Mozelle, when they met Medina, who invited them to his L.A. mansion. Dottley says that he was very open about the fact that he was married and was wearing a wedding ring.

“We drive up there and he welcomes us in and he says, ‘Do you want a tour of the house…?’ And we’re like, ‘Yes, please,'” Dottley recalls to The Advocate. “He brings us out to his beautiful swimming pool … my friend [Mozelle] says, ‘I think I’m going to take a little dip,’ so he undresses down to his underwear. And I’m thinking to myself, He’s trying to get it, he’s trying to get it…”

Dottley believed that Medina was trying to hook up with his friend, but that all changed when they got to Medina’s bedroom. Dottley alleges that Medina “stuck his tongue” down Dottley’s throat. Dottley claims he told Medina to stop and reiterated that he was married by pointing to his ring.

According to Dottley, that didn’t stop Medina, who became more aggressive.

“I’m having you,” Medina allegedly said to him.

“His forearm was bearing down on my neck so hard that I don’t know how much longer I would have remained conscious,” Dottley told The Advocate. The two struggled for a bit and that is when his friend rushed to the room to help him.

“[Mozelle] burst in the room and screamed something like, ‘Get off him!’ I don’t remember [exactly] what he said, but whatever he said worked,” Dottley said. “Benny Medina got off of me and grabbed me again by the chest of my shirt and threw me at — not to, but at — his bedroom door and all he said was ‘You two get the fuck out of here.'”

Dottley also said that since the alleged attack, Medina threatened him and his former husband.

While Medina is best known for being J.Lo’s long-time manager, he’s also a high-level Hollywood producer.

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Dottley says that he told his current agent that he never wanted to be sent to any casting or projects associated with Medina.

Dottley also says that he is not planning on suing Medina and doesn’t want any kind of settlement. He says he just wanted to share his story to help others come forward with their stories.

Lawyers for Medina vehemently deny the claim made against him.

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“Benny Medina categorically denies the allegation of attempted rape,” attorneys Howard Weitzman and Shawn Holley told People magazine.

In 2003, Lopez fired Medina for claiming he “illegally contracted work on her behalf and misappropriated more than $100,000,” The New York Times reports. However, they resolved their issues and continued to work together.

READ: 6 Actresses Accuse Cuban-American Director Brett Ratner Of Sexual Assault

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Pixar Fans Are Getting Very Emotional After It Was Announced That 'Coco' Will Make It To The US In Spanish

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Pixar Fans Are Getting Very Emotional After It Was Announced That ‘Coco’ Will Make It To The US In Spanish

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Spanish-speaking fans of Disney Pixar animated movies have some great news to celebrate. “Coco,” the largest box office success in Mexican history, has lots of people in the U.S. hyped to see the movie. Although the general release of “Coco” is in English, lots of Spanish speakers were wondering if they would have the choice to experience the film en Español. Director Lee Unkrich has answered the calls and took to Twitter to announce that “Coco” is going to be released in certain locations either dubbed in Spanish or with Spanish subtitles. The list of locations for the Spanish-language films has not been released but the mere news that those who are intimately connected to the holiday are able to fully enjoy the film has fans stoked.

Unkrich announced via Twitter that some Spanish-speakers will get to enjoy “Coco” in their native tongue.

Pixar’s latest film, “Coco” follows a young Mexican boy named Miguel who wants to become a musician despite his family’s wishes. When he enters the Land of the Dead, he goes on a journey that will change his idea of family forever. “Coco” will be a visual treat to those who are familiar or wish to know more Dia de los Muertos.

Fans are excited to see the movie come to life just how they had imagined.

Especially those who have been trying to get someone to listen to their request.

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Earlier this month, someone created a petition calling for the movie to be released with Spanish subtitles.

Whether or not the folks at Disney heard about the petition is unclear.

The gesture to serve a community is moving some people to tears.

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Mainly, folks are happy that they can take their parents to experience the movie together.

Even the in-laws. Now that is some real love.

Bien hecho, Disney.


READ: Pixar Hired Cultural Consultants To Help With ‘Coco’ And It Looks Like They Definitely Helped Shape The Movie

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