“They have humiliated me, yelled at me and treated me badly”: ex-partner of boxer Juan Manuel López does not want to testify in the trial due to pressure
Andrea Ojeda placeholder image, which last September denounced being victim of attacks and mistreatment by former Puerto Rican boxer Juan Manuel “Juanma” López, expressed his desire not to testify against the athlete in the trial for gender violence that began this Wednesday.
Local media collect the testimony of the woman before Judge Ana Cruz, a moment that she used to ensure feel pressured by the Prosecutor’s Office to participate in the trial.
Ojeda said he understood the interest of the Prosecutor’s Office after the publication by his part of videos on social networks in which he denounced the events, but he claimed to suffer great anxiety since his complaint.
“I feel that I have not been heard and that I have been pressured. In many meetings with the people who are supposed to defend me, we have not had good communication. They have humiliated me, yelled at me and treated me badlyHe said before the judge.
The magistrate clarified to the boxer’s ex-partner that the order to appear to testify responds to the guideline of the court and not to a strategy of the Prosecutor’s Office.
The former Puerto Rican boxer declared himself last October not guilty in the case of gender-based violence against your ex-partner, at the hearing for the arraignment held in the Caguas court before Judge Cruz.
López pleaded not guilty to the seven charges against him for alleged violations of Law 54 on Domestic Violence.
Lopez faces six counts of violation of article 3.1 (mistreatment) Y one by article 3.3 (mistreatment by threat) of Law 54 of Domestic Violence of Puerto Rico.
Ojeda alleged through social networks being a victim of mistreatment by the ex-boxer. In addition, he presented images of some blows that López allegedly caused him.
The old champion was in 2015 involved in a similar case when his then ex-partner Geraldine Crespo He also accused him of mistreatment, although the charges were eventually dropped.
On September 23rd, López was released after posting a $ 35,000 bond, after achieving a reduction in An initial $ 175,000 at the request of the defense.
The former Puerto Rican boxer was a professional between 2005 and 2019, when He was a world champion by the World Boxing Organization in the categories of junior featherweight and featherweight.
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