Friday, December 06, 2013

Telemundo Has Statutory Rape Too

If you think Hollywood is alone in minors being sexually exploited by their older co-stars and producers and directors, it turns out Telemundo would like a word with you. Radar has a post up about Genesis Rodriguez. She was 16 when she got her start on the telenovela Prisionera and soon found herself being sexually assaulted by her 30 year old co-star who was married with children. The two were caught having oral sex at a party. The man was fired from his job which is not what would happen here. His wife divorced him which may or may not happen here and the network paid out millions to Genesis to keep quiet which would definitely happen here.

The 30 year old said it was consensual. Apparently the relationship had been going on for sometime and Genesis says she was manipulated into sleeping with the man. The co-star didn't serve any jail time because of the financial settlement. Genesis moved to the United States shortly after the scandal.

What is interesting is that she co-starred with Paul Walker in his last movie. Paul Walker of course started dating his girlfriend when she was just 16 and he was in his 30's.

43 comments:

Cleodacat said...

Wherever there is power, there will be corruption so unfortunatly, I do not find this surprising. I am however, going to refrain on judging Walker's relationship for the time being.

TalksTooMuch said...

That was a super fast mourning period! I agree with what Cee Kay said yesterday. I don't know what's worse, us rushing to canonize every popular celeb who passes, or the need to tear them down almost immediately after. That does seem to be almost lightning speed, though

Mary Anne said...

I'm surprised Keri Russel's divorce announcement wasn't mentioned yet.

FSP said...

Holy crap she's hot.

elan said...

*The two were caught having oral sex
*Genesis says she was manipulated
*financial settlement

Realistically, that scenario does not necessarily add up to minors being sexually exploited anymore in this day and age of minions of minors going on 30.

And congrats Enty on being the first I've read to attempt smearing Paul Walker's name by association.

As usual, you make me sick.

Meanie Rhysie said...

Keepin' it real, FSP!! :D

Um, yeah...wtf?!

The Real Dragon said...

I see what you are doing there enty SMH

RIP Paul walker. Miss you boo.

D Brown said...

According to Wikipedia the age of consent in Mexico is murky. The age of consent, below which anything is always statutory rape, is as low as 12! However there is a gray zone, generally between 12 and 18, in whch statutory rape may be applied. It would appear to me that the networks public image was more of a concern than the relationship itself.

Insane Traveler said...

You left out something in your attempt to smear Walker. Rodriguez was born in 1987 which makes her now 26 years old. 25 when the movie was filmed.

__-__=__ said...

It would be better to tell kids they are pedo bait at a young age and stop telling them they live in a safe world. Get a rape plan going about age 5. I remember skeevy old guys after me when i was a kid. Just gross. Fortunately I was never molested or raped. Wish others were so lucky.

Pip said...

She was 25. Nice try!

TalksTooMuch said...

Or maybe teach people not to rape as a plan.

FrenchGirl said...

@elan
+1

0_0 said...

Prisionera was filmed in Miami. Islas was replaced because he left the US. Genesis loved it unril they were caught. El Puma extorted $$ from Islas to not go after his ass.

Anna said...

Anytime an age 33 (Paul Walker at the time) dates a 16 it's creepy. The teen still has geometry homework for cripes sakes. Did anyone read his Entertainment Weekly interview?

Pookie said...

you're several years late on this!

first of all, genesis was born in miami. she's american by birth and has always lived there. she's only 'lived' abroad when she's shooting some telenovela. there was never a time where she 'finally moved' to the u.s.

second, her father is venezuelan josé luís rodríguez, better known as 'el puma' throughout latin america. he's a huuuuge icon of a singer-turned-actor-turned-singer. huuuge. as in permanenet a-list+++. that little tidbit explains the HUGE settlement and payout. at the time, telemundo had just been bought by nbc-universal, and they were not about that scandal life.

the actor in question, mexico-based mauricio islas, had a tough time landing good roles since this happened (2005)...he only began landing the 'leading man' ones again recently, and they've not been w/ telemundo.

0_0 said...

This happened in MIAMI. In 2005 or 6. And was a scandal 8 years ago.
Good job, Radar!

sean said...

lol 'Anna' - I knew it wouldn't take The Enties long to trot out one of their 'reader support' accounts.

SueRH said...

@Anna - No, what did it say?

Danielle said...

Yea but Paul was still with his girlfriend and she's 22 now so it wasn't a 'liking them a little too young' thing. Plus Paul happened to be a great guy so lets not drag his name thru the mud, Ent. And this is coming from someone who wasnt even a big fan of his. :)

Count Jerkula said...

Damn, I was hoping there was going to be a show called Statutory Rape. I was gonna get Rosetta Stone and learn Spanish.

Count Jerkula said...

P.S. Age of consent in Mexico varies from 12-18, so there is no statutory rape here, as long as the bim wasn't deceived.

AJ said...

Paul seemed to do a lot of charity work, which is commendable. He really seemed to want to give back.

The whole dating a 16yr when your 33 is a little creepy to me but we don't know the whole situation. Does it make it better that the were still together ? Not sure.

I'm trying not to judge. We all walk a fine line.

Amy Sliger said...

How do you people feel about R. Kelley screwing a 16 year old and filming it? Different?

Harry Knuckles said...

Seriously doubt Walker was the saint that he is now being portrayed as. Divorced 40 year old guy bangin' a 20 year old (not that I personally have a problem with that). Undoubtedly a long list of starlets too. Might explain the divorce. Gandolfini was canonized too, and he could be quite the asshole when he wanted.

This chick was another one of those "16 going on 35" jail baiters back when she was on Telemundo. As usual, people here fixate on the age of the girl rather than the girl's experience and motives. Pretty good bet that wasn't her 1st rodeo.

elan said...

Amy, producing child pornography is a definite no-no. I'm not aware of the particulars, but a cursory search revealed that a Chicago jury found Kelly not guilty.

JSierra said...

Idk after reading a lot about Paul and Jasmine I'm not as judgy as others or as the situation would call for. Yeah, I definitely think 33 and 16 is not a-ok but again, reading about their relationship more and more makes me not have as much of a problem with it.

Angela said...

Genesis Rodriguez was the female lead in Will Ferrell's Casa De Mi Padre, his film entirely shot in (generally bad) Spanish.

FrenchGirl said...

when Walker started to date his 16 years old girlfriend,they lived in Hawai (in Hawai,the sexual consent is 16)and they came in LA when she was 18

Barton Fink said...

I must admit, I smiled a little when the story discussed Telemundo and stated that it happened "there" and it would have been different "here." When you live in Miami, though, you really do feel like it's a different country.

FlirtyChick74 said...

Ugh. I'm sad that Paul Waker died. I liked him as an actor but be real people. If he looked like a sweaty version of John Goodman would you be do damn sympathetic? Would you honestly be making excuses for the man or parsing this shit out? Just because you can see yourself having sex with him doesn't make it right.

Tina Mallette said...

When it comes to pedophilia, the type that prey on children, which we would all agree is wrong, it seems that this is not something that can be untaught since it sure ain't taught that it is right. Only those were sexual abused as children themselves or seen it happen to others in their family. I believe the stats are that most pedophiles will re-offend, the success stories are few and far between.

Kudos to Pope Francis who just announced an initiative to finally prevent this in the Catholic Church. The solution is twofold - allow priests to be married as they were in the early days of the Church and any priest that is caught is history not reassigned to a different parish and try to prevent potential pedophiles from entering the priesthood in the first place. There is a documentary about the pedophilia scandals in California and the priest that was happily cooperating in the documentary had abused children in Ireland before he even entered the priesthood. I believe it was a matter of public record.

Tina Mallette said...

Oh the solution is my opinion only and does not reflect the opinion of the Pope, the Vatican or CDAN LOL.

Lucas said...

@TTM - preach on, sister.

Veruca said...

"The man was fired from his job which is not what would happen here. His wife divorced him which may or may not happen here and the network paid out millions to Genesis to keep quiet which would definitely happen here."

? -- I think if Ent(ies) read their work aloud they would realize just how badly written some of these articles are -- very hard to follow.

elan said...

FlirtyChick74, huh? That's some seriously ridiculous conflating you did there. You should submit an application to work with Enty. You're a natural.

FlirtyChick74 said...

Thank you elan.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

Oh please, it is very well known Paul had a thing for teens. The gf before his last was also 16 when he started dating her.

katydactyl said...

Yeah, Walker was creepy with young girls. And behind closed doors, I doubt his gf when he passed was his first experience with a very young girl.

katydactyl said...

Yeah, Walker was creepy with young girls. And behind closed doors, I doubt his gf when he passed was his first experience with a very young girl.

Red said...

Priscilla was 15 or 16 when she started dating Elvis. She lived with his dad, on the compound, while she was in high school, so they could "see" each other. Her parents consented.

LMJ said...

Umm...so b/c Paul Walker died a fiery death makes him less of a pedophile?! Ugh, how about You make me sick!

People die; every one of us will do it one day. With that said, Death does not turn people into Saints and I wish people would stop acting like it does! The truth is: When Paul Walker was 33 years old, he started banging a 16 year old child. That is a fact, a hard truth - Not a smear. SMFH. God, it is so sickening how you people think. B/c a person is a "celebrity" - acts in a few movies, shoots a few baskets, etc, then somehow all of his/her shitty behavior gets swept under the rug and accountability goes out the window. Grow Up.

FlirtyChick74 said...

+1@LMJ