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Gloria Trevi Says She Was ‘A Victim’ Amid New Sex Cult Allegations

Gloria Trevi is once again accused of luring minors into a sex cult headed by once-producer Sergio Andrade. A new lawsuit filed in Los Angeles claims Trevi and Andrade used their “status and power” to “coerce sexual contact” with the victims, who were allegedly 13 and 15 at the time.

Trevi was already accused two decades ago and absolved

The 54-year-old Mexican pop singer was accused of rape, kidnapping and corruption of minors more than two decades ago. Authorities arrested Trevi in Brazil in January 2000, who spent four years in pre-trial detention before a judge absolved her. Andrade was also arrested and spent four years awaiting trial, and while convicted, only was imprisoned for one more year.

Now, things might change. While it’s important to note that the new lawsuit obtained by Rolling Stone does not name Trevi or Andrade, facts about tours and album releases make it clear. The suit also accused one more unnamed defendant who worked with the singer and producer.

The alleged victims filed the lawsuit under California’s Child Victims Act. It allowed revisiting child sexual abuse claims even outside the statute of limitations until the end of 2022.

Everything to know about the new lawsuit

The accusations are shocking. One of the plaintiffs from Puebla, Mexico says she was 15 when she met Trevi at a music event. The singer allegedly told her she was “a very good dancer and very beautiful,” offering her an audition. At that point, the 15-year-old moved to Mexico City.

The lawsuit states that Trevi told her she needed to convince Andrade to let her stay in the program, doing “whatever is necessary, whatever he asks.” 36-year-old Andrade allegedly sexually assaulted the victim when she was 16, with more rapes occurring for around a decade.

Trevi allegedly would “manipulate” her to stay, saying “the outside world was much worse” and that they were all “family.” Talks of the “opportunity” they were giving her would also arise.

The second victim was 13 years old when Trevi allegedly lured her into the sex cult. The singer told her she was “tall and pretty,” offering her an audition and telling her to take her clothes off for it (she declined). Trevi told her she could make Andrade “believe in love again.”

Andrade sexually assaulted the girl starting when she was 13 and he was 33. A few years later, the girl called her mother and asked for help, calling the group “bad people.”

At that point, Trevi allegedly manipulated and persuaded her to stay, reminding her of her music dreams.

The suit says that Andrade and the girl married when she was 15 in Mexico. She says she agreed because she was “terrified” to say no. The plaintiff eventually escaped in 1992.

The alleged sex cult was also violent. The suit claims Andrade forced “whippings, beatings, food deprivation and forced physical exercise” on the girls. It says he would hurt “young female dancers with electrical cords until their backs were bloody and bruised” and they remained “silent and motionless.”

Trevi’s response to the accusations

Trevi has fiercely denied the accusations in the past, telling Verne in 2018 she was a victim herself. “I lived abuse and mistreatment.” About the initial accusers, she said: “I am not angry at the women who said things about me because I know they have suffered.”

It’s also important to note that Trevi’s first two children Ana Dalay and Ángel Gabriel were reportedly fathered by Andrade. Ana died as a baby, while Ángel grew up with Trevi’s current husband Armando Gómez (the singer and Gómez had one son, Miguel Armando).

The “Pelo Suelto” singer also spoke out about her own alleged abuse at the hands of Andrade at the Latin America Music Awards. She said, “Today, my abuser is free. He not only hurt me, but many others… I was 15 when I began experiencing manipulation, blows, screams, abuse, punishment.”

Fast-forward to this week, and the singer is speaking out again. She issued a statement on Instagram that read, “Being a victim of physical and sexual abuse is one of the worst things that a human can go through, I say it and know it as a survivor.”

She described, “I won’t stay quiet while they unjustly accused me of crimes I did not commit, it is painful for me and my family to see false accusations revived against me from 25 years ago.”

In a separate Instagram post, Trevi wrote that “every blow” has made her “stronger and more human” and that she is “excited” for the future.

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