Ricky Garcia Claims Hollywood Executives Have Been Abusing Him As Early As Twelve Years Old
The trend of executives in Hollywood abusing their clients continues to grow at a rapid rate. Now, Ricky Garcia, a member of the boy band Forever In Your Mind, made up of a trio of former X Factor contestants, is accusing multiple entertainment heavyweights of sexually assaulting him when he was just as young as twelve years old.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Garcia was “passed around” to various executives after Joby Harte, his former manager, repeatedly sexually assaulted him. One of the men he was passed to includes Tyler Grasham, who had been previously accused of rape by actor Blaise Godbe back in 2017, and producer Nils Larsen. Garcia tells he was anxious of coming forward with his accusations as he may be black balled from the entertainment industry. He did tell an assistant of Harte’s, but the situation was seemingly swept under the rug.
A potential fallout doesn’t seem likely for young Garcia. He currently has almost a million followers on his Instagram alone and has developed a devoted fan base who are going to stand by his side throughout trial. He took to Instagram to state his nervousness for speaking up, but also encourages victims to speak their truth. Check out his post below:
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So please if anyone is out there right now going through something even remotely similar to what I went through, please, we all need to speak out about this– yes of course I want justice for the POS that manipulated me, but more importantly this is about saving anyone else who feels like they don't have a voice, because I can tell you this. YOU are not alone. This can can happen to anyone that you know. It's just a matter of talking about this to people and letting your close ones know that it's not okay. So if anyone knows anyone else that's going through this shit as well. It's so important to speak up for them🙏🏼
We’ll be watching this story.
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