A new video has surfaced that bolsters claims by a woman that football legend Maradona seduced her at the age of 16, gave her drugs and locked her in a hotel.
Mavis Alvarez also claims that she was forced to have breast implants by Maradona’s aides after she was groomed and taken from her native Cuba to Argentina without her parents’ permission.
Video obtained by Spanish-language news outlet infobaehandjob It comes amid a human trafficking case against Maradona’s aides, which Ms Alvarez says introduced her to the football icon in 2000 when she was 16 and 40.
In one part of the video, she looks clearly uncomfortable as Maradona films her, in another she sings karaoke and smiles, and in another, the pair are in bed together while commentary from a football match plays in the background. Had been Many times Maradona’s aides are also seen in the video.
Considered a hero in Argentina and one of the greatest footballers of all time, Maradona was in Cuba for a drug rehabilitation course when he met Ms. Alvarez at her hotel in the resort town of Varadero, Daily Telegraph Report.
She says he took her to an apartment in Havana and introduced her to a life of drugs and partying.
“It was the biggest mistake of my life,” Alvarez told Miami-based TV station America TV in late September. “I was just a girl. I was pure. He was a stranger, he was rich and he paid attention to me. I couldn’t say no.”
From Havana, she says she was taken to Buenos Aires in 2001. There she said she was kept in a hotel for about three months and “pressured” to have breast implants.
“I was not allowed to go out alone … always with the people in charge of my stay. Throughout my stay [Argentina],” she said in a court filing, adding that she was only allowed to shop and visit the zoo during her time in the country and was always accompanied by an escort.
Ms. Alvarez says her relationship with Maradona has been going on for three years. He died of a heart attack in late 2020 following brain surgery.
As for why she remained silent for nearly 20 years, Ms. Alvarez says she feared her family might face retaliation from the Cuban regime.
He told America TV that Maradona introduced him to Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who hugged him and asked how he met such a beautiful girl.
This was when he was given special permission to leave the country by Mr. Castro to attend a commemorative match for Maradona in Argentina on 10 November 2001. At that time some Cubans were allowed to leave Cuba.
Ms Alvarez’s claims have been filed with the Argentine prosecutor’s office as a complaint for trafficking and exploitation of persons. He is listed as a plaintiff in the lawsuit filed last week.
The case may not only investigate human trafficking charges against the Maradona crew. Ms Alvarez would also like to see the role played by immigration officials in Argentina, who let her enter the country without her parents’ consent.
His lawyer, Gaston Marano, says there was “collusion between foreign and local immigration officials”.
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