So you think you can dance? Don’t do it... #nutvnews
A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Tuesday on Garcia's behalf alleges that talent manager Joby Harte raped Garcia, 20, while he represented him and helped him gain fame over the course of several years, beginning when Garcia was 12 years old.
The suit, seen by NBC News, also alleges that Harte "groomed Garcia into his personal sexual plaything that could be passed around to his friends in the business," including talent manager Nils Larsen and Tyler Grasham, who was fired from the Agency for the Performing Arts in 2018 after a filmmaker accused him of sexual assault.
Grasham has not publicly addressed the 2018 allegations, but the Los Angeles district attorney’s office declined to prosecute him based on a lack of evidence and the statute of limitations, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Grasham did not respond to requests for comment on Garcia's allegation. Harte also did not respond to a request for comment.
“You got a better chance of being killed by police than you have of hitting the lottery” 🤦🏾♀️ #nutvnews
About 1 in 1,000 black men and boys in America can expect to die at the hands of police, according to a new analysis of deaths involving law enforcement officers. That makes them 2.5 times more likely than white men and boys to die during an encounter with cops.
The analysis also showed that Latino men and boys, black women and girls and Native American men, women and children are also killed by police at higher rates than their white peers. But the vulnerability of black males was particularly striking. “That 1-in-1,000 number struck us as quite high,” said study leader Frank Edwards, a sociologist at Rutgers University. “That’s better odds of being killed by police than you have of winning a lot of scratch-off lottery games.”