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Mexican Soap Star Sued for Assault 

Mexican Soap Star Sued for Assault 


Mexican Soap Star Sued for Assault

Model turned Mexican soap actor William Levy has filed a $10 million lawsuit against a 17-year-old girl and her lawyers, claiming they tried to extort nearly $1 million from him by threatening him with charges of sexual assault and battery.

On July 21, Karla Alvarez filed charges against the actor, claiming he held her against her will and forced her to perform oral sex on him when the two were alone in his Glendale, Calif., hotel room earlier that month.

She says she contracted an STD from the actor.

The Cuban-born actor acknowledges spending time alone with Alvarez but claims she told him she was 19. He says all other claims made by Alvarez are false.

In his countersuit, Levy alleges attorney Steven Lerman at Steven A. Lerman and Associates "maliciously misstated the facts" in order "to blackmail/extort him into a settlement for alleged acts defendants knew were fabricated and untrue."

The suit also names Alvarez and her mother, Ana Saucedo.

In 2009 a Mexican tabloid claimed to have scored a coming-out interview with Levy, who is often referred to in the press as the Latin Brad Pitt. The magazine published quotes from the actor talking about being gay online, but they were yanked days later when the actor alleged the quotes had been invented and the interview had never taken place.

Responding to rumors he'd come out, Levy called the reporter who'd invented the quotes "a fool."

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