Apparently, the reason Univision abruptly and unceremoniously cancelled their hit morning radio show El Piolín por la mañana was because of serious sexual harassment allegations against Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo by one of his male employess. Yup, amigas, a man. I was afraid that something like this was happening!

Sotelo's lawyers claim that the accusations are all part of an extortion plot, because the man at the center of the scandal had worked with Sotelo for 10 years ... but in reality, you just never know. The truth of the matter is that with this information, it makes sense why Univision dropped Sotelo like a hot potato. Even if he turns out to be innocent, huge corporations always fear that accusers will end up suing them also in cases like these. This is truly a shame!

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An investigation into the matter by the L.A. Times revealed that writer, producer and performer Alberto "Beto" Cortez was claiming that Sotelo was "physically, sexually and emotionally harassing" him for three years.

The allegations were formally made in a letter sent to the high-level execs at Univision on April 16. Aside from this, Cortez alleges that Sotelo made his team falsify letters sent to Congress supporting immigration reform (an issue Sotelo was outspoken about on his radio show).

A lawyer for Sotelo calls the letter "fiction," but I'm sure that the execs at Univision must have found some thread of truth to the whole thing because they canceled the show and that was that.

In the letter, Cortez alleges that the Univision executives knew about what Sotelo was doing, but they ignored him because he was the so-called hen with the golden eggs. I don't really know what to think. The only thing that's strange is that Piolín himself hasn't said a peep for about 10 days now. Let's wait and see as the plot continues to thicken...

Image via Univision Radio

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Alicia Civita lives in Florida, with her Argentinian husband, her two boys, 7 and 10 years old, her two rescued pit bulls, a parrot, and a red bearded lizard. She has lived and written from Caracas, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and New York, among other cities. Since becoming a mom she has learned to sew, craft, and play videogames. She dreams with hosting a party with all of her Facebook friends.

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Piolin is the best i ever heard in all of the spanish radio stations in the usa! The executives in univision better be right and they better have all the facts and prove they need otherwise be ready pay piolin lots of money!!!
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animo piolin,nosotros la raza estamos contigo muchas bendiciones,cuidate oxixox :)
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El piolin,siempre me dio la impresion de ser una persona un poco raro,si les creo a los demandantes,por que este tipo esexagerado hasta para reirse,como que quiere forzar a la gente a que les caiga bien,no es normal,y ademas son todos los que trabajaban con el,no es uno o dos son todos,entonces si el rio suena piedras trae,el piolin la embarro bien enbarrada.Creo que se les fueron los humos al caspero y creyo que podia hacer lo que le diera la gana,creo que se tropezo con una gran piedra o sera el Karma.
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Creo que no hay mucho que decir por que no tengo las evidencias conmigo, pero en la compania que trabajo no despiden o sancionan a nadie por chismes, normalmente hay documentos,llamadas, video grabaciones y mas. Que lastima que se haya manchado su nombre en tan humillante manera.pero como todo buen Mexicano que proclamaba ser seguro tomara el toro por los cuernos.
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it so unfair that the people who were to be your friends did this you the people you helped to get a job wow! back staffers just because you were making money your friends got jealous are any true friends anymore i know you will get a good job
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