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Mexican Telenovela Star Being Sued For Slapping Reporter On Red Carpet.

Mexican telenovela star Eduardo YAaAaAeA AaAaAeA~ez is being sued for slappi reporter at a Los Angeles red carpet earlier this month,(http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/23/eduardo-yanez-lawsuit-slap-paco-fuentes-univision-reporter/) reported TMZ Monday .  

Paco Fuentes, a reporter with Univision's show "El Gordo y La Flaca," is suing Eduardo YAaAaAeA AaAaAeA~ez for assault, battery and emotional dist after the (http://www.univision.com/entretenimiento/eduardo-yanez-responde-con-una-cachetada-la-pregunta-del-reportero-de-el-gordo-y-la-flaca) actor slapped him during a red carpet interview. The incident is shown in a now-viral video. After Fuentes asked YAaAaAeA AaAaAeA~ez a personal ques that the actor was reluctant to answer, he slapped the reporter. According to Fuentes, the slap made those around him "literally freeze in shock."

Fuentes asked YAaAaAeA AaAaAeA~ez about his thoughts on someone who had to s a GoFundMe page to help with car repairs, alluding to YAaAaAeA AaAaAeA~ez's son did just that. Fuentes asked YAaAaAeA AaAaAeA~ez why he was not helping with repa YAaAaAeA AaAaAeA~ez repeatedly said he did not like to talk about his personal l but Fuentes continued to press the subject.

Fuentes told YAaAaAeA AaAaAeA~ez the public was concerned with his son and tha was simply the messenger relaying the questions. After throwing several insults at Fuentes, YAaAaAeA AaAaAeA~ez proceeded to slap him, causing the repo to back away.  Fuentes visited the hospital because of a pain in his left ear resulting from the slap. 

Univision released a (https://corporate.univision.com/corporate/press/2017/10/12/statement-univision-news-condemning-attack-journalist-paco-fuentes/) statemen t condemning the attack.

"Univision News, the award-winning news division of Univision Communicators Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, condemns the act of violence perpetrated on October 10 by Eduardo YAaAaAeA AaAaAeA~ez on Univi reporter Paco Fuentes," the statement read.

"Univision News demands respect for the physical safety of its reporters and expresses complete disapproval of any senseless act of violence against them. Censorship and acts of violence against journalists are reproachable no matter the source."

YAaAaAeA AaAaAeA~ez appeared on "El Gordo y La Flaca" to apologize for his act and said he takes his family and his private life very seriously. He is also under investigation by the Los Angeles Police

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