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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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KnuckleDragger    

Ay, carumba!

388 days ago
17.

ASH LEE    

eeww what an ugly man.

388 days ago
18.

mothermew    

The guys makes 7000 per show per day and beats Ryan secret on ratings in los Angeles.....just saying

388 days ago
19.

Observer    

IF, the claim is Bull...
Then WHY would the station drop their MOST Popular star 'Completely', all 50 stations, while he rakes in the $$ for them???
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MUST be serious for the bosses to fire their cash cow if it's Bull.

388 days ago
20.

Observer    

Piolin is a 'LEGAL' Citizen.... now.
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He came here 'Illegally', stowed away in the trunk of a car and come over the Mexican border.
He gained citizenship a few years back but YES,
he WAS an 'ILLEGAL ALIEN' for a Veeeery long time.
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He also worked hard to 'LEGALIZE' all Mexicans. Even brought 'TONS' of boxes of signatures with Ted Kennedy to the Capitol steps trying to legalize them.
Well... found those boxes were 'EMPTY'!!!!
He Lied, so did Ted K.
Screw this Biatch!

388 days ago
21.

CLINT    

Are you sure that's not Baba Booey? lol

388 days ago
22.

Timmy Boy    

Piolin will be vindicated once he comes out. Then he can sue for being fired for "normal" gay behavior.

388 days ago
23.

Timmy Boy    

Univison named this guy most handsome on one of their magazines.

388 days ago
24.

Toilethead    

Slow day? Isn't chief queef doing something stupid?

388 days ago
25.

mr.howell     

He looks like a closeted A**hole!..and an ugly one too!..he needs to pluck his ugly eyebrows..yuckkk!.

388 days ago
26.

Fresh Lola    

He has never gave me a good Vibe........Yuck

388 days ago
27.

hummm    

who? piolin or violin? maybe violin likes to play...

388 days ago
28.

shewentwhoa    

Holy eyebrows..

388 days ago
29.

maggi    

I have no idea who the hell this guy is.

388 days ago
30.

mothermew    

Piolin made 7000 dollars per show per day so don't feel sorry for him. ALSO he most of the time easily beat Ryan secrest in ratings in los Angeles fm radio.

388 days ago
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