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'Piolin' Sues

I'm The Victim of a Spanish Radio SHAKEDOWN

8/26/2013 10:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Spanish radio superstar Piolin has filed a lawsuit against 6 former co-workers ... claiming they were all part of a diabolical plot to shake him down for roughly $5 mil by threatening to go public with false allegations of sexual harassment, TMZ has learned.

Piolin -- real name Eddie Sotelo -- claims 6 former Univision employees contacted him last week and offered to "seal their lips" if he forked over $4.9 million in hush money.

In his lawsuit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Piolin claims the six had threatened to come forward with allegations that mirrored those of another Univision employee who recently accused the radio star of sexual harassment and workplace misconduct. Piolin claims the accusers "have attempted a naked money grab, but have sorely underestimated their target."

As we previously reported, the other Univision employee is Alberto "Beto" Cortez -- who complained to Univision honchos that Piolin would grab his ass and genitals when he would arrive to the workplace. He claims Piolin would also berate him with homophobic slurs.

Piolin adamantly denied Beto's allegations -- claiming Beto concocted the whole story in a pathetic attempt at a shakedown.

As for Piolin's new accusers -- the radio star acknowledges he made outrageous and sarcastic comments on the air ... but says, "Everyone knew this 'horseplay' was all in good fun." Piolin also believes his zany antics were part of why his radio show was a success.

Piolin is suing for civil extortion and intentional infliction of emotional distress. He's asking for unspecified damages.

21 COMMENTS

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1.

Jennifer    

Oops. I don't care.

359 days ago
2.

CleanYourRoomYumsie    

Piolin where are you. .... your fans are waiting!

359 days ago
3.

Vic    

Who

359 days ago
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Sandi    

Horseplay? Is that what they call it these days?

Using his claim of success to justify wrongful behavior tells us all we need to know about this guy.

So many rationalizations I can't keep track any more.

359 days ago
5.

I'm A Lawyer    

Dem brows!

359 days ago
6.

oink    

Hey **** face, we don't like you, go off somewhere and die

359 days ago
7.

3Storms    

Who cares? Deport his ass.

359 days ago
8.

static    

NFI quién es.

359 days ago
9.

TigerLily    

His antics and talk are what his fans like. It's comedy. They knew that and stayed. It's like Howard Stern getting sued. Just by listening to his show you would know, why work there? There is another woman can't remember her name or station, Spanish one, she is vulgar as well and she had fans. I pass on it, she's vulgar and annoying.

359 days ago
10.

MEA73    

"Radio superstar"?! Hahahaha! Best joke ever.

359 days ago
11.

Horndog    

Why is that woman trying to look like Freddie Mercury?

359 days ago
12.

NOT ELMO    

PIOLIN HAS NO TALENT...

359 days ago
13.

Los Pepes    

Looks like Drakes secret twin brother

359 days ago
14.

Being honest     

Screw him he looks like a perv he's guilty

359 days ago
15.

daved0622    

Looks like he got caught with his mouth in the pickle jar.

359 days ago
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