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'Piolin'

Spanish Radio Icon Accused of Sexually Harassing Co-Star

7/30/2013 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0730-Eddie-Piolín-Sotelo-gettyEddie "Piolin" Sotelo -- perhaps the biggest star on Spanish radio -- has been yanked off the air in the wake of sexual harassment allegations ... and the accuser is a popular performer on the radio show.

The man behind the allegations is Alberto "Beto" Cortez -- who was a writer, producer and performer on the "Piolin por la Manana" show ... which aired on 50 stations across the country.

According to the L.A. times, which broke the story, "Beto" claims his boss "Piolin" had been "physically, sexually and emotionally harassing" him for 3 years.

While it doesn't appear "Beto" has filed a lawsuit at this point, he has made several allegations in a letter to Piolin's bosses at Univision. In the letter, "Beto" claims "Piolin" would grab his ass and genitals when he would arrive to the Glendale office in the mornings.

"Beto" also claims "Piolin" would berate him with homophobic slurs -- even though "Beto" is straight and has a girlfriend.

"Beto" says he has witnesses that will back up the allegations.

As for Piolin, the radio star adamantly denies the claims ... and released a statement through his lawyer accusing "Beto" of concocting the story in a pathetic attempt at a shakedown.

"A disgruntled, troubled employee has made malicious and false claims about Eddie Sotelo," the statement reads. "This was done as part of a demand for money. The employee worked with Eddie for more than a decade. The employee's allegations of harassment ... are pure fiction intended to gain a financial settlement."

Piolin's radio show ran for more than 10 years -- and he's been regarded as the Howard Stern of Spanish radio.

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Donka Do Ball    

Why are those giant caterpillars on his face ?

389 days ago
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Glory Bee    

Not the first time this POS has faced charges of sexual abuse. Did you know that this punk is here ILLEGALLY? Ever heard the show? No, not a latino Howard Stern. Not even close. Disgusting little sh*i.

389 days ago
3.

Fox    

He looks like he would sexually harass another man.

389 days ago
4.

There's a problem here    

Thanks for the info. The next time I'm in Spain I'll give a shlt.

389 days ago
5.

luckycat    

AS UGLY AS JZEE!

389 days ago
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Eric in L.A.    

Piolin means "Looks like the Devil" in Spanish. LOL

389 days ago
7.

OooooNooo!    

Que?

389 days ago
8.

Perel    

@ Glory Bee
hater ignorant , google all the info before talk or just
connect your brain with your tongue !

389 days ago
9.

verlinda    

Looks like a young Rasputin by the eyes

389 days ago
10.

ABB    

Damn! That's one fugly looking vato there!

389 days ago
11.

Los Pepes    

That's one creepy looking wierdo

389 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

Typical of Piolin

389 days ago
13.

Miriam034    

I'm really shocked, I no want to jump on conclusions till have more knowledge but wowww!!!! Really, you never know!!!! TMZ - Please make clear from where he comes, some ignorants think he is from Spain only because he speaks Spanish ...

389 days ago
14.

Azi    

I think he is the guy who dried my car at the carwash on Saturday.

389 days ago
15.

Pudding Tang    

So Beto grew tired of being played like a piolin?

389 days ago
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