Tammy Garcia is the mother of Ricky Garcia, a boy band member of the Disney-backed group. She helped her son file a lawsuit alleging that the Disney agencies and organization in Hollywood are involved in child grooming and sex trafficking.
The lawsuit, initially filed back on September 9th, 2019, has not been talked about much until recently, after Tammy took her story to Tiffany Fitzhenry, who did a detailed story and interview on all of the lewd events that took place throughout Ricky’s life between the ages of 12 and 20. The article states:
“[…] Tammy’s son Ricky Garcia, 20, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court in which he named his ex-manager Joby Harte, 37, Joby’s Hot Rocks Media business partners Paul Cohen and Sheri Anderson Thomas, talent agency APA, former APA agent Tyler Grasham, and manager Nils Larsen, currently employed by Management 360.
The suit alleges that from the age of 12 years old Ricky was groomed, sexually abused and raped on a weekly basis, and that Joby Harte passed him around as a “sexual plaything” to other powerful pedophiles throughout the business.”
It began with allegations of Joby Harte, the manager of the boy band, allegedly imbibing the boys with alcohol. Being that they were underage, Ricky recounts in the documents how he blacked out, and when he woke up, he was naked, in Joby’s bed.
According to the documents, this happened multiple times a week for four years. Actress Bella Thorne reported having a similar experience while she was working on the show Shake It Up. She later briefly spoke about the abuse during an interview on Build.
Ricky and the rest of the band were often taken to lavish Hollywood parties, where they mingled with moguls of the music and movie business. It was at these parties that Ricky claims he was sexually molested both by women and men, including APA agent Tyler Grasham, who has been accused many times over the years of sexually abusing minors. The LA Times has reported that Grasham has escaped prosecution from the District Attorney due to a lack of corroborating evidence and the expiry of the statute of limitations.
The APA fired Grasham in 2017, but The Hollywood Reporter indicated last year that another Hollywood agency was considering hiring Grasham, claiming he was a “changed” man.
According to Fitzhenry’s recount of Ricky and Tammy Garcia’s suit, the reason Grasham and others escaped prosecution or any repercussions is that Hollywood protects these people.
Many allegedly fear that Tammy and Ricky Garcia’s story will disappear like a lot of the other claims and allegations that have surfaced over the years in an attempt to expose the corruption rings embedded throughout the elite circles of Hollywood.
This article was first published at One Angry Gamer