Gloria Trevi, a Mexican music diva, and her former producer Sergio Andrade were accused of abusing teenage girls in the 1990s. A fresh civil action has been filed against the singer by two accusers, both of whom have identified themselves as Jane Does. According to records acquired by Rolling Stone and examined by Variety, the victims claim that Trevi and Andrade abused them over a period of many years, beginning when they were 13 and 15, respectively. In the action, the two victims identify as “survivors of childhood s*xual abuse, violence, assault, m*lestation, and abuse” and claim to have experienced “severe mental anguish, worry, uneasiness, wrath, and dread.”
Prior to the most recent charges, Trevi and Andrade were both jailed in 2000 for sexually assaulting adolescents in the 1990s. Several victims accused them of being involved in a cult-like s*x ring. Gloria Trevi spent four years in a Chihuahua prison before being exonerated of all charges in 2004 owing to a lack of evidence. Following her release, she proceeded to have a successful career while maintaining her innocence. Trevi said during an emotional address at the 2018 Latin American Music Awards that a “major producer” tortured, tormented, and punished her for years and that she had to endure “17 years of disgrace.”
Although Trevi did not identify the producer in her speech, she is said to have hinted toward Andrade. After spending four years awaiting trial, the latter was also convicted of corrupting children but only spent one year in jail.
A look into Gloria Trevi’s legal action
Two anonymous female victims have filed a complaint against Gloria Trevi, alleging that the singer groomed and exploited them as children in the early 1990s and acquired them for her ex-producer Sergio Andrade. The complaint referred to Trevi as a “renowned and popular pop diva and one of the most highly rewarded female musicians in Latin America,” while Andrade was referred to as “one of Mexico’s most successful song producers.” The document also referred to Trevi as “Mexico’s Madonna,” while Andrade was referred to as her “behind-the-scenes production ace.”
The plaintiffs alleged that when they were 13 and 15 years old, the former contacted them and enticed them to join Andrade’s music training program, stating that it was an exceptional star-making chance. They were reportedly transformed into Andrade’s s*x slaves and subjected to years of torture, especially in Los Angeles County. According to the 30-page civil lawsuit:
“[Trevi and Andrade] utilized their position, prestige, and power as a well-known and successful Mexican pop artist and a prominent producer to get access to, groom, control and abuse [the victims] and compel s*xual contact with them over a span of years.
The court document further stated that a third defendant, who worked as a choreographer, dancer, and assistant with Gloria Trevi and Andrade, was also engaged in the violation. The person, however, was not identified in the filing. According to the petition, Jane Doe 1 was 15 years old when her mother accompanied her to a Gloria Trevi event in 1991. The child was reportedly singing and dancing to Trevi’s songs outside Andrade’s office in Mexico City with other admirers when the singer approached her.
Trevi reportedly told her she was “extremely attractive and a very talented dancer” before immediately asking her to an audition. Jane Doe 1 was also offered a residential training program on the spot and relocated to Mexico City to take advantage of the opportunity. According to the complaint, Trevi paid Jane Doe 1 a visit in her Hotel del Bosque room in late 1991 or early 1992 and informed her that Andrade was “very furious” over a relationship she had made with a male member of the group.
According to the lawsuit, Gloria Trevi informed her that Andrade had “tight regulations” and that she would have to persuade him to let her continue with the program in order to avoid leaving the troupe. According to reports, the singer told her:
“I don’t want you to go; you need to go speak to [Andrade] and do whatever he wants of you because I want you to remain.”
According to the petition, the adolescent was then instructed that in order to continue in the troupe, she would have to have a physical connection with Andrade. According to the complaint, the victim felt “great pressure” since she idolized Trevi and Andrade and wanted to continue in the group and “didn’t know what else to do.” Jane Doe 1 was supposedly 16 years old when she was attacked by Andrade, 36. She was then reportedly duped and coerced into a series of attacks that lasted until 2001. According to the complaint:
“When [Gloria Trevi] saw that [Jane Doe 1] was at a ‘breaking point’ from the abuse, [she] would intervene to influence and pressure [Jane Doe 1] into remaining with the group, not leaving, and not informing anybody about it, allowing the sexual assault to continue.”
According to the complaint, Trevi often informed Jane Doe 1 that “the outside world was worse than being with the gang.” The singer also assured the youngster that the band was like a “family” to which she belonged. At the moment, she supposedly stated:
“What awaits you if you return to Puebla City? This is your chance, so don’t pass it up. You will be traveling, performing music, and learning a lot, but you must do this.”
According to the lawsuit, Andrade subjected Jane Doe 1 and other anonymous dancers to “whippings, beatings, food restriction, and forced physical training” if they “displeased” him. He is said to have beaten the victims with “electrical wires until their backs were red and bruised.” It was further said that as part of the punishment, the victims “could not scream out or move as he hit them.” The beatings were said to have continued until the dancers were “still and unmoving as he delivered the punches.” Jane Doe 1 stated that by 1993, she had been completely removed from the stage and forced to serve as an assistant and slave for Andrade. She was apparently “traumatized” and “broken,” yet she was forced to stay with the gang despite feeling “hopeless” and “zombie-like.”
The woman further claimed that her assault continued when she flew to Southern California with Gloria Trevi and Andrade for recording sessions and gigs, such as the musician’s August 31, 1992 performance at the Roxy Theater. According to the complaint, the abuse persisted until Andrade’s arrest in 2000. Meanwhile, Jane Doe 2 said she was 13 years old when Gloria Trevi approached her outside a radio station in Mexico City in 1989.
The singer apparently informed her that she was looking for performers and complimented her on her height and beauty. According to the complaint, Trevi urged the girl to remove her clothing for an audition a few weeks later.
While she denied the demand, the adolescent said that she had previously sung and danced before being given a “scholarship” to attend Andrade’s workshops. According to the documentation, Gloria Trevi immediately began grooming the girl to become Andrade’s girlfriend. She reportedly persuaded the adolescent that she was the perfect girl for him to “believe in love again” after another kid “betrayed him” and destroyed his heart. According to the lawsuit, Andrade started attacking her when she was 13 years old in an office and a Mexico City residence.
At the time, the producer was 33, and Gloria Trevi was 21. Andrade reportedly informed Jane Doe 2 that if she agreed with his demands, he would make her a celebrity like Trevi. Meanwhile, he continued to dominate and mistreat her. He reportedly slapped her, punched her, lashed her with a belt, starved her, and denied her access to the restroom. The assault against Jane Doe 2 allegedly continued when she was in Los Angeles with Andrade between 1990 and 1992, while Gloria Trevi was recording her albums Tu Angel de la Guarda and Mi Siento Tan Sola. Jane Doe 2 said she contacted her mother and asked her to save her from the “evil guys,” claiming she was being kept hostage in Los Angeles. Gloria Trevi, on the other hand, reportedly intervened and persuaded the adolescent to remain by suggesting she was “near to finishing her album and realizing her ambition of being a singer.”
According to the lawsuit, Andrade married Jane Doe 2 in December 1990 when she was 15 years old in order to remove her from her mother’s legal care. According to the allegations, the victim accepted the marriage because “she was scared of what [Andrade] would do if she refused.” In December 1992, she allegedly “escaped” from the troupe’s residence in Mexico City. Both plaintiffs are seeking both actual and punitive damages, although the amount will most likely be determined at trial. Gloria Trevi is apparently planning to perform three gigs in Mexico City at the end of the month, despite the pending litigation.
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