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'So You Think You Can Dance' Star: I'm No Rapist

6/2/2010 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

alex da silvaAlex Da Silva -- a former choreographer for "So You Think You Can Dance" -- has just pled not guilty to raping several women between 2002 and 2009.

Da Silva -- who appeared in L.A. County Superior Court this morning -- denied all eight felony charges against him ... including four counts of forcible rape, two counts of assault with intent to commit rape and two counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object.

Da Silva's alleged victims were all dancers who say they met him through his dance intstruction classes.

Da Silva has been in custody since his arrest back on August 18.

He's due back in court on June 11.


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This country is obsessed with sex. First we glamorize and sexualize teenagers and then vilifies anyone who looks twice at them. Jesus said if you think it, it is as good as doing it. Looks like the whole country better line up for their prison cot.

1568 days ago


I used to salsa dance with him at the Roccapulco Club in San Francisco. One night we grabbed a bite to eat after and let's just say he was sexually inappropriate with me and got angry when I said no. This was about 8 years ago.

1568 days ago


Sex with a minor is considered rape which is what this probably was.

1568 days ago


I seen this guy in action on the floor. He was in town doing a show and in a Salsa club he would dance with some beginners that can barely dance. Dance her into a corner and proceed to DaSilva the chick. Many times I see the girl wanting him to back off and he would just keep going. Needless to say we never wanted him back.

1568 days ago

Zippy T. Pinhead    

I guess his friends and relatives could believe him and be on his side if someone accused him of rape, but 8 counts? I think it's an up-hill battle proving his innocence on 8 counts spread out over 7 years. I would have to say it's either a big conspiracy or dude is guilty as charged!

1568 days ago


" sexual penetration by a foreign object. "

You mean Alex DaSilva... oh snap!!!

1567 days ago


it´s real easy to pre-judge someone, especially if you don´t know the person very well. please let´s not pre judge until proven guilty. i believe in my heart that alex is innocent!!!!!!!!!!!!

1558 days ago


So @anonymous do you know him? I'm judging him based on my PERSONAL experience with him and I'm almost certain he is guilty. He's an arrogant creep!

1558 days ago


look kribage, this now is his sister and i don´t care if you think that my brother is an arrogant creep, that doesn´t make him a rapist!!!!!!!!!!!! he never raped you or anyone else to that matter. how would you feel if this was your brother? i´m not saying that he´s innocent just because he´s my brother but because i know him way too well !!!!!!!!!! so kribage, go f_ _ _ yourself!!!!!!!!!!!! and also do me another favor, go to hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! alex is innocent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1553 days ago


I use to live with Alex for years in San Francisco-We where like brothers-He would never rape a lady-What happend is All these women would have a one night stand with Alex-Then they would get mad at him for not keeping them-The police have set alex up-Because all the Hookers are mad at him for not keeping them-I know- belive the

1424 days ago

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