Ricky Garcia, now 20, has accused his ex-manager Joby Harte of raping and sexually assaulting him ‘dozens of times’ during his pre-teen and teenage years
Once Garcia turned sixteen he says he was abused on an almost ‘weekly basis’
Garcia also claims Harte groomed him from a young age to be a ‘sexual plaything that could be passed around his friends in the business’
His mangers initial subtle advances later culminated ‘in Harte intoxicating [Garcia], stripping him naked and raping him’, the singer claims
Garcia claims Harte would regularly get him blackout drunk, and awake the next morning naked next to Harte in his bed
In the complaint, Garcia says he didn’t tell anyone about the experiences until March of 2018, because he was afraid speaking out would derail his career

A former Disney Channel star and member of the boyband Forever in Your Mind is suing his former manager and several other music industry executives, citing years of sexual abuse beginning when he was just 12-years-old.

Ricky Garcia, now 20, has accused his ex-manager Joby Harte, 37, of raping and sexually assaulting him ‘dozens of times’ during his pre-teen and teenage years, with the abuse allegedly occurring on a ‘weekly basis’ after his sixteenth birthday, a new criminal complaint filed in LA claims.

Garcia, who starred in Disney’s ‘Best Friends Whenever’, also claims Harte groomed him from a young age to be a ‘sexual plaything that could be passed around his friends in the business’, including his associates ex-APA agent Tyler Grasham and manager producer Nils Larsen.

‘Defendant Harte, the ringleader, employed the well-worn pedophile playbook of grooming and seduction,’ Garcia’s attorneys Ben Meiselas and Michael Popok write in the complaint, which was obtained by DailyMail.com.

‘He targeted an economically and emotionally vulnerable pre-teen and his parents. He then groomed and seduced the child’s mother to have her lay down her defenses and give him unfettered access to her son, making her an unwitting accomplice to his depravity.’

According to Garcia’s attorneys, Harte – who owns Hot Rock Media – allegedly started out slowly with his apparent grooming techniques, which included him occasionally talking to Garcia about his own sexuality, sexual history, before moving on to show him pornography and urging him to try out his sex toys.

However, the subtle advances later culminated ‘in Harte intoxicating [Garcia], stripping him naked and raping him’, the singer claims.

Over the next few years, with his ‘defenses and psyche in tatters’, Garcia goes on to accuse Harte of abusing his client weekly, as well making him ‘available’ to be abused by Grasham and Larsen as well.

Garcia claims Harte would regularly get him blackout drunk, where he would awake the next morning naked next to Harte in his bed.

On one specific occasion, Harte is said to have organized a two-night ‘songwriting session’ in 2014, without his parents at Catalina Island.

Garcia says Harte got him intoxicated on a lethal cocktail of tequila and vodka before he blacked out and woke up hours later in Harte’s bed.

When questioning his manager what happened, Harte apparently replied …read more

Source:: Daily times

      

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Forever In Your Mind member claims his ex-manager is a pedophile

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