Former Disney Channel star Ricky Garcia is the latest child star to come out as a victim of the Hollywood pedophilia epidemic, accusing his former manager of sexually abusing him for many years.
Fox News reports:
Former Disney Channel star Ricky Garcia, now 20, alleges Joby Harte of Hot Rock Media abused him from the age of 12 and throughout his teenage years, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in LA County Superior Court.
The manager used the “well-worn pedophile playbook of grooming and seduction” by initially having conversations with Garcia about sexuality, showing him porn and later plying him with alcohol before raping him, the suit alleges.
By the time Garcia was 16, Harte sexually assaulted him “on an almost weekly basis,” the lawsuit claims.
Harte, 37, groomed the budding star as a “sexual plaything that could be passed around his friends in the business,” including a former agent and a manager and producer, the suit charges.