Tenoch Huerta, known for his role as Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, has responded to allegations of sexual assault made by musician María Elena Ríos. Ríos accused Huerta of being a “sexual predator” on Twitter, claiming that she had also experienced emotional abuse and abuse of power.
In response, Huerta took to Instagram Stories to deny the allegations, calling them “irresponsible and false.” According to Huerta, he and Ríos had dated for several months, and their relationship was entirely consensual. He claimed that Ríos had misrepresented their interactions after the relationship ended.
Huerta also stated that he had engaged a legal team to protect his reputation and refute the allegations. He acknowledged that he was not perfect, but maintained that the accusations were untrue and offensive.
The actor expressed his gratitude to his family and supporters, and urged people to look at the facts and reflect before rushing to judgment. Huerta has not been announced as reprising his role of Namor in the MCU, but Jonathan Majors, who played Kang in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, is scheduled to be a major force in the Marvel film franchise.
Majors was also recently arrested for alleged domestic assault, but maintains his innocence. The accusations against both actors underscore the importance of addressing sexual assault and abuse of power in the entertainment industry and beyond.
The case also highlights the issue of perplexity and burstiness in the media. Social media platforms like Twitter make it easy for people to share allegations and accusations, but these claims do not always have the full story behind them. It is important to approach such claims with caution and to wait for more information before making judgments or drawing conclusions.
The allegations against Tenoch Huerta are serious, but the actor has denied them and is taking steps to protect his reputation. The case raises important issues about sexual assault and abuse of power in the entertainment industry, as well as the need for caution and critical thinking when responding to claims made on social media.