One of the most iconic music groups of the 70s and 80s has given once again what to talk about, it is about Slight.
The group considered the most popular of its kind has revealed that not everything was rosy while they were at the height of their success.
Now with the premiere of his documentary film called “Menudo: Forever Young“HBO Max, everything they experienced as a group has come to light, highlighting sexual abuse, addictions, exploitation and more.
Some of the members of the boyband told their terrible experiences with Edgardo Díaz, who served as his manager and producer.
Testimony of Angelo Garcia
One of the cases that has drawn the most attention has been that of Angelo Garciawho joined the group at age 11 and was raped on several occasions between 1988 and 1990.
The unfortunate events occurred in a hotel room, where a man whose name was not revealed offered him alcohol.
“All I remember is that I passed out. When I woke up I was naked and bleeding so I knew I had been penetrated. He had, like, these burn marks on the face of the rug… he was very confused and didn’t understand,” he stated.
He also revealed that this was not the only time he was abused. “I was raped a number of timesand that was the way predators took advantage of me.”
Other members also assured that they suffered sexual abuse and accused of intimidation, as well as poor working conditions, where drugs were involved.
“We were pawns in their business,” said Ray Acevedo, who was part of the group from 1985 to 1988.
Drugs, bullying and sexualization
Acevedo assured that they suffered from bullyingas well as hazing being the newest and even lived in a world full of drugs like cocaine and marijuana.
“Once we were in Colombia I was with Rubén [Gómez], and we were arriving at the hotel. We entered our room. All of a sudden this random guy walks in… And pulls out what must have been a kilo of cocaine… So we freaked out, because we didn’t know this person… But the guy was actually one of the producers and promoters,” he said.
While Andy Blázquez recalled the sexualization they suffered and how uncomfortable he felt with it, because he described it as something extreme.
“Extreme sexualization that happened from the beginning, like overly sexualized jokes that you shouldn’t say in front of children. I remember Edgardo saying: ‘Do you know the pleasure you feel when you poop? That’s what anal sex feels like,'” he explained. .
The Menudo group had a total of 32 children over the years, where the most outstanding to date has been Ricky Martin.