Roberto Tapia Breaks Silence Following Sexual Abuse Accusations

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Roberto Tapia performs at The Art Institute of Chicago on Oct. 1, 2014 in Chicago.

Following accusations of sexual abuse of a minor against him, regional Mexican singer Roberto Tapia broke his silence on the matter during an interview with Univision. 

Tapia, who is being accused of sexual abuse by an underage girl, told the reporter that while he was aware of the accusations against him, he had not been contacted by Mexican authorities.

"I actually just got back from vacation. There were speculations that I was hiding and that's not the case. I am a transparent person and you guys know that," Tapia said.

"All I can say is that authorities have not called me in to give a declaration, but if that time comes, I am more than willing to show up. I'm not hiding anything," he says. 

The alleged victim, a 16-year-old girl from Baja California, Mexico, said in an interview that the singer had sexually abused her when she was 15-years-old, and went on to say that they had maintained a relationship since their first encounter more than a year ago. On Monday, the teenage girl, accompanied by her mother and a lawyer, filed an official report against the singer in her native state. 

Tapia explained, "These things do frustrate me because I have a family, but I am aware that these types of things happen in the industry that I am in. One thing I want to say is that I'm not the person they're saying I am. I've always been a very honest person and will continue with my head up high."

The former La Voz Kids coach also took the opportunity to thank his fans for all the support, and assured them that he wouldn't be cancelling any upcoming shows. "I would never cancel a concert because of something like this, I want to be with my fans." 


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