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Piolin

Sex Accuser Has Been

Loco for Years

8/5/2013 4:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Legendary Spanish radio host Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo isn't pulling any punches after a former employee accused him of sexual harassment -- telling us the man behind the allegations hasn't been right in the head for a long time.

As we reported, Alberto "Beto" Cortez -- a former writer, producer and performer on the Piolin por la Manana show -- accused Piolin of physically, sexually and emotionally harassing him for 3 years ... but Piolin gave TMZ a statement, insisting it's BS ... and Beto's emotionally erratic history backs him up.

Piolin says he stood by Beto for more than a decade "through all of Beto's personal travails," but Beto went off his rocker in 2012 ... and Piolin could no longer protect him. Piolin says Univision decided not to renew Beto's contract as a result ... and now, Beto's out for revenge.

TMZ has obtained an email sent from Beto to Univision higher-ups -- sent in 2012 -- in which he admits that his life has gone off the rails and he's trying to get better. He was let go shortly afterward. Piolin claims the email proves Beto was nuts before these allegations surfaced.

Piolin is currently off the air as a result of Beto's allegations, but tells us, "I plan to be back on the radio very soon."

We reached out to Beto's people for comment -- so far no word back.

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1.

OhWell    

Who?

443 days ago
2.

Rude Jude    

Holy frijoles! If frijoles translates into eyebrows instead of beans....

443 days ago
3.

Robert    

Thanks TMZ !!!
now I'm gonna have nightmares after seeing those out of control eyebrows.

443 days ago
4.

Los Pepes    

Looks like a circus freak!

443 days ago
5.

Fred Farkel    

who??

443 days ago
6.

Jay W.     

Piolin es un extraño tipo de aspecto

443 days ago
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Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

Number one, Piolín isn't a "Spanish radio host" because he isn´t from Spain, he's from Mexico. Speaking in Spanish doesn't make him any more Spanish than writing in English makes the TMZ writers English.

Number two, "Piolín" in Spanish means "Tweety-Bird" (as in Sylvester the Cat and ....). By using the name "Piolín", Sotelo is not only indicating that he likes to talk alot; he is also suggesting that he has piolines in the cabeza, that he´s crazy. So if he calls his producer / writer "loco", this is really just a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

443 days ago
8.

Radio Ninja    

No pues guau!

443 days ago
9.

Vince    

Another standing ovation for TMZ, reporting some story about some guy 95% of America has never heard of.

443 days ago
10.

MsRichards    

Damn he's ugly!

443 days ago
11.

krystal01    

WOW!!!!!!! my parents used to listen to tht guy every mornin :)

443 days ago
12.

goosling    

Why do we care about this nobody??

443 days ago
13.

Mikey    

Where'd you get those teeth, the Dollar Store?

443 days ago
14.

Martina    

Talk about awful dental implants..those teeth are so awful looking. He needs to name and shame that dentist. I'd be madder at the dentist than this guy accusing him of molestation, he looks like another freak.

443 days ago
15.

Leopold butters Stotch     

Who is this goofball? This guy is all teeth.

443 days ago
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