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‘Black Panther 2’ actor Tenoch Huerta replies to sexual assault allegations

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‘Black Panther 2’ star Tenoch Huerta has responded to the recent sexual assault allegations made against him.

Here is everything you need to know.

Tenoch Huerta denies sexual assault allegations

Tenoch Huerta took to his official Instagram handle over the weekend to issue a statement regarding the sexual assault allegations made against him.

Moreover, he claimed that the accusations made against him are ‘false and completely unsubstantiated.’

He also stated that he could no longer allow it ‘go unchallenged.’

Huerta shared he dated the alleged victim for several months about a year ago. He claimed that the things between them were ‘entirely consensual at all times.’

In addition, he mentioned that multiple witnesses can prove his statement.


He wrote, ‘It was a loving, warm and mutually supportive relationship. After it ended, however, Elena began to misrepresent our interactions both privately and in front of groups of mutual friends.’

If you didn’t know, Huerta played the role of Namor also known as the Savage Submariner in MCU’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. 

Subsequently, the film concluded with his character supposedly embracing a potential future alliance with Shuri (Letitia Wright). Hence, it was expected of him to reprise the role.

However, it remains unclear whether Marvel Studios will intend to have his character return.

He continued, ‘Although I am by no means perfect, I know that these allegations are simply untrue. And while I will always work to improve myself, I need to contest claims that are both false and offensive.’

María Elena Ríos accused Tenoch Huerta of sexual assault

María Elena Ríos wrote multiple Spanish-language posts early on Saturday morning to accuse Tenoch Huerta of sexual abuse.

She penned in Spanish, ‘It’s very difficult to speak about emotional abuse and abuse by a sexual predator who is loved by the world for playing a character in a movie like Tenoch Huerta.’

She wrote in a follow-up post, ‘And no, I don’t want to be famous. And no, I don’t want money because I know how to work.’

Ríos’s claim comes after she accused an activist group called Poder Prieto of protecting the Hollywood actor.

Furthermore, the professional saxophonist also went on to explain her delay in denouncing him. 

She added, ‘Why am I late in talking about it? Because I have my process. Why didn’t I report? Because I was afraid that this would happen: people who refuse to believe that a SUPER HERO is an abuser, manipulator, and sexual predator.’


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