Singer Ricky Martin has been pictured on the set of Mr and Mrs American Pie after his former bandmates from Menudo detailed the alleged abuse and rape they suffered by the hands of their former supervisor.
The 50-year-old was spotted sporting a tuxedo and suspenders as he strolled throughout the present’s set alongside his co-stars.
He flashed a peace-sign at photographers earlier than hopping into an SUV. Martin is starring within the present alongside Laura Dern, Kaia Gerber, and Kristen Wiig.
It remains to be early in its manufacturing, having solely been undertaken by Apple TV Plus in early February, based on Variety .
Martin was spotted on the set the identical day that the bombshell allegations about Menudo – maybe the largest boyband on the planet within the 80s and 90s – have been revealed in HBO documentary Menudo: Forever Young.
Martin, who was 12 when he joined the band, has not but made any feedback in regards to the revelations within the documentary.
Ricky Martin has been pictured on the set of Mr and Mrs American Pie after former bandmates from Menudo detailed the alleged rape they suffered by the hands of their former supervisor
He flashed a peace-sign at photographers earlier than hopping into an SUV. Martin is starring within the present alongside Laura Dern, Kaia Gerber, and Kristen Wiig
The 50-year-old was spotted sporting a tuxedo and suspenders as he strolled throughout the present’s set alongside his co-stars
Boyband Menudo poses for a photograph in 1984. Ricky Martin stands on the entrance proper of the group
In the doc, former member Angelo Garcia, who joined in 1988 when he was simply 11 and left two years later, claimed that band supervisor Edgardo Diaz allowed him to be raped ‘a collection of instances’ throughout his time within the band by ‘predators’ who would ‘take benefit of him.’
He stated the primary time it occurred was in his resort room with an undisclosed man, who gave the then-11-year-old alcohol till he ‘handed out.’
‘When I awoke, I used to be bare and I used to be bleeding, so I knew that I had been penetrated,’ Garcia stated within the documentary, per the New York Post.
‘I had, like, these burn marks on my face from the rug … I used to be very confused and I didn’t perceive.’
Other members of the group additionally claimed within the documentary that they confronted sexual abuse throughout their time with Menudo, as effectively as drug use, negligence, exploitation, and bullying from different members – all below Diaz’s watchful eye.
Martin was spotted on the set the identical day that the bombshell allegations about Menudo – maybe the largest boyband on the planet within the 80s and 90s – have been revealed in HBO documentary Menudo: Forever Young
Comedian Kristen Wiig was additionally pictured on the set of Mr and Mrs American Pie. She is starring within the present
Actress Leslie Bibb on the set of Mr and Mrs American Pie. She is starring within the present alongside Kristen Wiig and Ricky Martin
Actress Allison Janney dolled up for Mr and Mrs American Pie on the identical day Ricky Martin was seen on set
Arguably Menudo’s most well-known member was Martin, who joined the group in 1984 when he was 13 and left 5 years later, and it has been stated that the Livin’ La Vida Loca hitmaker’s time in Menudo was what helped launch his main music profession.
Ray Acevedo, who was in Menudo from 1985 to 1988, claimed the Martin was the ‘golden child’ from the start, and he stated he made it identified to the opposite members. Band member Sergio Blass reiterated Acevedo’s claims.
‘To be with Ricky was brutal as a result of he had seniority over me, so if somebody knocked on the door, I needed to open it,’ Blass recalled.
‘If the telephone rang, I needed to decide it up. I used to be like his housewife.’
Acevedo remembered brutal hazing by different members, together with one – whom he did not identify – who as soon as held him over the ledge of a balcony.
Menudo supervisor Edgardo Diaz (entrance proper) pictured with the band. Ricky Marin might be seen on the far proper over Diaz’s shoulder
Menudo pictured whereas touring someday within the Eighties. Ricky Martin stands on the far proper
Over the years, the band noticed a slew of its members come and go, and it had greater than 30 completely different individuals in it all through its time.
According to the doc, Diaz had a ‘Fountain of Youth technique’ for Menudo, which meant if any of the members received too previous, they have been changed (usually at age 16) – which allowed the band to proceed its success and keep worthwhile for a few years.
Numerous males who was once within the band alleged that they usually had no supervision or safety, and have been uncovered to medication like marijuana and cocaine by numerous ‘producers and promoters.’
‘One time we have been in Colombia, I’m with [fellow Menudo member] Rubén [Gómez], and we’re attending to the resort,’ former member Blass stated within the doc.
‘We enter our room. All of a sudden, this random man is available in … And he pulls out what should have been a couple of kilo of cocaine.
‘We freaked out, as a result of we didn’t know this individual … But the man was truly one of the producers and promoters.’
Martin, 55, photographed on the set of Mr and Mrs American Pie, on the identical day it was revealed that a number of members of the boyband he grew up in have been raped
Ricky Martin (entrance left) pictured alongside members of Menudo. Martin was 13 on this picture
And it seems, this is not the primary time that members have spoken out about alleged abuse.
Many members beforehand accused Diaz of exposing them to sexual assault again in 1991, and they’ve continued to make the claims throughout dwell TV present appearances and in interviews through the years.
Diaz, who refused to participate within the new doc, has constantly denied the allegations.