In the docs, filed by attorney Ben Meiselas of Geragos and Geragos, Garcia -- who auditioned for season 3 of "The X Factor" and joined the boy band at Simon Cowell's invitation -- claims on multiple occasions Harte got him blackout drunk. Garcia graduated in 2002 from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a diploma in professional music.
A Disney channel actor and member of the boy band Forever In Your Mind has reportedly filed suit against his former manager and a host of others, claiming he was repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted when he was as young as 12 years old. The former “X-Factor” contestant didn’t tell anyone about the alleged abuse until March 2018 because he was afraid he would lose his career, the suit says. Credit: When confronted, Harte allegedly tried to brush it off as “horseplay,” according to the suit. Ricardo Rene "Ricky" Garcia Jr.  is an actor and singer who plays Naldo Montoya on Best Friends Whenever. In his spare time, Ricky Garcia enjoys spending quality time with his family, snowboarding and surfing, especially longboard. In twisted fashion they inflicted injuries and shame on our client that have derailed his promising career and that will take him a lifetime to recover from,” the statement read.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to online.rainn.org. As revealed in his band's music video, "Enough About Me", Ricky has ticklish feet. Ricky Garcia (left) performing with his bandmates Emery Kelly (center) and Liam Attridge (right) in 2017.
Waiting for your permission to load the comments. The manager used the “well-worn paedophile playbook of grooming and seduction” by initially having conversations with Garcia about sexuality, showing him porn and later plying him with alcohol before raping him, the suit alleges. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, Download the TMZ App on the Apple App Store, Download the TMZ App on the Google Play Store. “Our client, Ricky Garcia, was a preteen and teen music and acting star in the making. Sitemap Actor and singer Ricky Garcia starred as Naldo, the fun-loving and trusting assistant to teen scientist Barry, on Disney Channel’s comedy series “Best Friends Whenever.”. For his 17th birthday, Garcia claims Harte got in his shower stall at a hotel resort and forced him to masturbate Harte until he ejaculated.
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Children and adult survivors of child sexual assault seeking support can contact Bravehearts on 1800 272 831. 11,943, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved Garcia says Harte got him drunk on tequila and vodka before he blacked out.
He left LaFee in December 2009. RELATED VIDEO: Harvey Weinstein Settles Sexual Assault Civil Suits in Tentative $44M Deal: Reports. Harte allegedly dismissed the allegations as “horseplay” when confronted, but admitted he “did not behave like an adult,” according to the lawsuit. One day after filing the suit in L.A. County Superior Court, Garcia issued a statement on Instagram calling it “one of the most difficult days” of his life.
© 2020 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. “Sadly, I know my experience is just one of many and I hope my actions today will help others who experienced abuse to know that they are not alone and that there are people in the world fighting for them,” he wrote. Ricky Garcia (left) has accused his former manager Joby Harte (right) of sexual abuse in a new lawsuit. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. We've reached out to Harte for comment ... so far, no word back. Ricardo "Ricky" Garcia is a guitarist mainly known for his playing in the band LaFee, a platinum selling pop/rock group especially successful in Germany and Europe.He left LaFee in December 2009. Stay up to date on the latest vote tallies as compiled by The Associated Press' nationwide team, Princess Diana died when Harry was just 12 years old, The Sweetest Photos of Princes Harry with Diana, First-Time Voters Across the Country Share Why the 2020 Election Matters to Them.
Ricky Garcia, Emery Kelly, and Liam Attridge of FIYM at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. Being a part of the American pop band Forever in Your Mind. He then groomed and seduced the child’s mother to have her lay down her defenses and give him unfettered access to her son, making her an unwitting accomplice to his depravity.”.
He currently resides in Los Angeles with his family. Larsen denied Garcia’s allegation in a statement to PEOPLE from his attorney, Marty Singer. Garcia is also suing two other men, claiming one former agent sucked his toes after a 2014 hangout with Harte ... and accuses a manager/producer of grabbing his penis during a 2016 concert in WeHo. Garcia, who is being represented by Geragos & Geragos attorney Ben Meiselas and Michael Popok of Zumpano Patricios & Popok, also claims in the suit that on his 17th birthday, Harte entered his shower stall at a hotel and forced Garcia to masturbate him. Ricky Garcia, Emery Kelly, and Liam Attridge of … Thanks for contacting us. Get TMZ breaking news sent right to your browser! | Listen to music from Ricky Garcia and follow their creative process on BandLab. The abuse “derailed” Garcia’s career and will “take him a lifetime to recover from,” said his attorneys Ben Meiselas of Geragos & Geragos and Michael Popok of Zumpano Patricios & Popok. Vivien Killilea/Getty. I am on it and in this music making business because it is my passion. “My client Nils Larsen categorically disputes the claim. He intends to sue the attorneys for malicious prosecution after he prevails in this action,” the statement read. Ihre Mutter betreibt im Stadtteil Breinig einen Imbiss. Picture: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTVSource:Getty Images. The manager used the “well-worn pedophile playbook of grooming and seduction” by initially having conversations with Garcia about sexuality, showing him porn and later plying him with alcohol before raping him, the suit alleges.