Mexican Rocker Armando Vega Gil Found Dead Following #MeToo Accusation

Armando Vega Gil, a Mexican musician, bassist, and co-founder of rock band Botellita de Jerez, has died by suicide on Monday following an accusation he sexually abused a 13-year-old. Reports say his physique was discovered by native authorities at his Mexico City residence. Prosecutors solely confirmed a physique was discovered, although the 64-year-old posted a be aware about his loss of life on his Twitter. Related: Roseanne Barr Calls Out #MeToo Movement Activists As ‘Hoes’He penned it solely in Spanish, fiercely defending his innocence in opposition to the nameless allegation, which was made on the @MeTooMusicaMX Twitter account. In half, the English translation of his caption reads: “Do not blame anyone for my death.” Armando additionally wrote that he would haven’t any means of clearing his identify: “Let me make it clear that my death is not a confession of guilt, on the contrary it is a radical declaration of my innocence. I just want to clear the path my son will walk in the future.” Per the accusation made the evening earlier than, the nameless sufferer claimed the musician invited her to his residence 13 years in the past when she was solely 13-years outdated, and made sexual advances on her, together with providing to show her find out how to kiss. Paola Hernandez, the band’s rep, spoke to Reuters, claiming she was on the telephone together with her consumer simply two hours earlier than his passing. She shared how he sounded “really sad and p***ed off.” “He said he wasn’t guilty. He didn’t know how to clear his name. He was really worried about how his son would take all this.” Botellita de Jerez’s official Twitter web page responded to their co-founder’s loss of life with a message, which has been translated to English (beneath): “With immense sadness, we share that our partner @ArmandoVegaGil passed away today. We are processing this news and doing the corresponding procedures. Rest in peace, little brother.” Con un inmenso pesar, comunicamos que nuestro compañero @ArmandoVegaGil falleció la madrugada de hoy. Nos encontramos procesando esta noticia y haciendo los trámites correspondientes. Descansa en paz hermanito. — Botellita de Jerez (@HHBotellita) April 1, 2019 The #MeToo account has additionally responded to information of his passing with a message in Spanish, translated (beneath): “We ask outlets not to spread false information. Despite the events, we continue our promise of being a platform of distribution and a network of support for victims of abuse and violence in the music scene.” See the total tweet: #MeToo pic.twitter.com/0np4H1hUyH — MeTooMúsicosMexicanos (@metoomusicamx) April 1, 2019 His loss of life has sparked an enormous debate within the replies, with some blaming the motion whereas others are citing the necessity for psychological well being consciousness. We’ll proceed to maintain you up to date. If you or somebody you realize is contemplating suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). [Image via Tedx Talks/YouTube] … Read extra at perezhilton.com/armando-vega-gil-died-suicide-metoo/