Saxophonist and activist Maria Elena RiosSurvivor of an attempted femicide, spoke out against the collective dark might and one of their main speakers, the actor Tenoch Orchardwhom he accused of sexual assault and described as a “predator”.
It all started last Thursday, June 8, when Ríos claimed via his Twitter account that the said organization allowed him to participate in the podcast without his consent. Malinches Feisbukfor which he has not received the corresponding payment.
“Hey, MARCA Poder Prieto, YOU HAVE NO CONSENT to distribute a material that they did not want to pay me and that on several occasions they have exploited me to work for them for free. You’re not studying, are you? Aside from violence for defense of the PREDATOR by Tenoch Huerta, Exploiter. You will not intimidate me again,” Ríos wrote.
In her publication, the activist adds that she regrets having been part of a contradictory organization. “More of you who are ‘anti-racist’ but very violent internally,” he concluded. “Have you forgotten how you treated me and threw a lot to defend Tenoch Huerta’s scavenger?”
The Poder Prieto collective responded in one on Friday tweet citing a note alluding to this subject published by Indigo report: “We are waiting for the right to reply. We are accused of not paying you for this podcast. We cannot pay you anything that is NOT our production. And we didn’t publish it, only this content was recommended because we recommend content almost every day…”
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Hours later, the saxophonist insisted on the hypocrisy on the part of the group defending the star’s “violent and sexually abusive” behavior Nameless, Narcos: Mexico And son of monarchs As a matter of fact, Elena Ríos said she was sought out to prevent a media scandal before the premiere Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
“When I left their cult, I made it very clear to them that they should protect the violent and sexual predator Tenoch Huerta and not publish anything about me,” he said. “They still sought me out at a concert of hypocrites to avoid scandals surrounding their Marvel film. I’m not playing Maya Zapata.”
Some users asked her to be more specific about the allegations against the 42-year-old actor. When asked, “Did Tenoch sexually assault you?”; She replied energetically: “That’s right, there are several more.”
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It wasn’t long before his comments went viral on social media and garnered international attention, largely due to Tenoch Huerta’s role as Namor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And it’s the second time in a few months, following the Jonathan Majors case, that an actor associated with the House of Ideas has been publicly accused of sexual assault.
María Elena Ríos expressed how difficult it is to point out abuses of power, especially when the Mexican authorities have in the past failed women in the administration of justice in cases of gender-based violence. Something she has already experienced herself.
In September 2019, Ríos was allegedly attacked with acid on orders from her former partner Juan Vera Carrizal, a businessman and former PRI lawmaker. In January 2023, a judge ruled that the mastermind would receive house arrest over alleged health complications; a resolution that sparked national outrage. In the end, the judge’s decision was overturned.
The Chamber of Deputies passed the so-called “Malena Law” last March, which classifies acid attacks as attempted femicide and carries a penalty of up to 22 years in prison.
“It’s very difficult to talk about the emotional abuse and abuse of power of a sex offender loved around the world for playing a character in a movie like Tenoch Huerta.. Charming looks, the great hallmarks of a narcissist + a healthy dose of victimhood.
“And why didn’t you come forward?” Say those who live in a macho country where justice is out of reach, where they almost kill you and still don’t believe you or justice will come.
• And no, I don’t want to be famous.
“And no, I don’t want money because I know how to work,” Ríos concluded.