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Undocumented Man Claims ICE Detained Him After He Spoke To the Media

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Six months after U.S. Immigration and Customs (ICE) detained Gladys Diaz, her boyfriend, Baltazar “Rosas” Aburto Gutierrez, was detained as well. Aburto Gutierrez, a 34-year-old undocumented immigrant told The Seattle Times that it was not a coincidence.

In June, Gladys Diaz was detained by ICE after authorities claimed to answer an ad for her homemade piñata business. Aburto Gutierrez alleges that Diaz, thinking she was meeting a prospective customer, was actually set up by ICE. The Chinook Observer — a local online publication — interviewed Aburto Gutierrez about his girlfriend’s detainment. The publication didn’t quote him by name, but rather his nickname “Rosas,” which is the name that ICE referred to him months later.

According to Aburto Gutierrez, he was going to a grocery store when he was detained by ICE. An agent allegedly said to him: “You are Rosas…You are the one from the newspaper.”

If ICE did in fact detain him after he spoke to the media, that means they violated his First Amendment right to free speech. Undocumented immigrants have civil rights under the U.S. constitution.

When reached for comment, ICE spokeswoman Lori Haley told The Seattle Times that they “don’t retaliate” when undocumented immigrants speak to the media. Haley also implied that Aburto Gutierrez was not detained earlier because he had to take care of their children. Haley added, “This does not mean an alien is exempt from future immigration enforcement.”

Via: Seattle Times: ICE tracks down immigrant who spoke to media in SW Washington: ‘You are the one from the newspaper’

READ: Latino Man Wins $20,000 Settlement After He Was Wrongfully Detained By ICE

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Melanie Martinez Has Been Accused Of Rape From A Former Friend And Roommate

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Melanie Martinez Has Been Accused Of Rape From A Former Friend And Roommate

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Timothy Heller, a former friend of pop singer Melanie Martinez, took to Twitter and alleged that Martinez raped her. Heller, who is also a musician, posted screenshots of a long message that details a night she claims Martinez took advantage of her vulnerability and raped her. The story erupted on social media as people reacted. Martinez is the latest celebrity to come under fire for alleged past sexual misconduct. *Trigger Warning: The story deals with sexual assault and rape with graphic details by the accuser.*

Timothy Heller recently shared a story on social media that accuses an unnamed woman, who she refers to as her best friend, of rape.

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CREDIT: @timethyheller / Twitter
CREDIT: @timethyheller / Twitter
CREDIT: @timethyheller / Twitter

According to Heller, the individual kept pursuing a sexual encounter for two days despite Heller turning down multiple advances. She says she felt broken down, and that’s when the individual assaulted her.

While she didn’t name her abuser in the initial post, Heller eventually came forward and admitted it was Martinez.

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There are several photos on social media of the two hanging out together – going to amusement parks and chilling on the couch – so it’s clear they knew each other.

https://www.instagram.com/p/2CMD6yGaVt/

Even so, people have been quick with their reactions.

Some completely deny its validity…

While others have rushed to support Heller after sharing her story.

https://twitter.com/RickyPDillon/status/937896989890568192

Many are waiting to hear more details before taking a side.

Martinez responded to the allegations with her own tweet.

https://twitter.com/MelanieLBBH/status/937949003777372162

In her response, Martinez paints the situation as a misunderstanding between the two, claiming that Heller “never said no to what we chose to do together.”

People quickly called out the singer’s statement as inauthentic and passing the blame.

https://twitter.com/catalie_nurren/status/937950690646769664

The key part of any sexual encounter is consent. If the other party does not consent, then that’s that.

But some fans are staying by Martinez’ side no matter what.

CREDIT: @loverboyrichie_ / Twitter

Overwhelmingly, people are asking Martinez one question about the encounter, “Did she say yes?”

Martinez has not followed up her statement with any clarifications.


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

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