Hmm, I wonder if Judge Moreno has anything interesting on his docket.
Let's see, admiralty, wage claims, ADA......hey now:
Spanish-language soap opera star William Levy demands $10 million from a Los Angeles attorney and his clients, claiming they tried to extort $950,000 from him with false accusations that he forced a girl to perform oral sex on him, and gave her a venereal disease.In other words -- boring!
Levy, an unmarried actor whose life has become tabloid fodder for Spanish-language media, claims attorney Steven Lerman at Steven A. Lerman & Associates "maliciously misstated the facts" in order "to blackmail/extort him into a settlement for alleged acts defendants knew were fabricated and untrue."
Levy also sued the young woman, Karla Alvarez, and her mother, Ana Saucedo, in Federal Court.
Levy acknowledges in the complaint that he spent time alone with Alvarez in his hotel room on the night of July 18-19. He claims that Alvarez told him that she was 19 years old. He disputes Alvarez's alleged claim that he "held her against her will, threatened her, strangled her and forced her to have oral copulation."
Levy claims that "On Wednesday, July 21, 2010, plaintiff was informed that defendant Alvarez had filed criminal charges against him for nonconsensual oral copulation and batter on a minor. Defendant Alvarez claimed that Levy knew she was seventeen (17) years old while she allegedly performed oral copulation on him."
Levy adds: "The allegations further state that Levy transmitted a sexually transmitted disease (hereinafter 'STD') to defendant Alvarez. All of these allegations are known to be false by defendant Lerman and Law Firm. None of these allegations were corroborated by the authorities nor is there any evidence which would support such allegations."
Levy claims that "defendant Alvarez and defendant Lerman acted in concert and with deliberate malice to cause Levy harm by virtue of attempting to blackmail/extort him into a settlement for alleged acts defendants knew were fabricated and untrue."
Courtesy of Scribd, you can read a full copy of Coral Gables litigator Ralph Patino's muy caliente complaint here.
(Godwhacker, that photo is for you my friend.)